Maxine M Schwartz


(nee Shirling) age 90, resident of Lakewood, passed away peacefully June 21, 2018 at the Gardens at Westlake Assisted Living with family by her side. Maxine was born September 19,1927 in Sunman Indiana to the late Earl and Helen (Wiley) Shirling. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Wayne Shirling and David Shirling. Maxine graduated from Whitestown Indiana HS in 1945 and began her career as a medical secretary working for Indianapolis hospitals. She married the late William F. Schwartz IV of Chicago on April 25, 1959 and soon after began raising their family in Chicago and moved to greater Cleveland area in late 1960's. Maxine was a lovely, elegant, talented and caring person, a gifted pianist, avid basketball fan, loved to travel, volunteer and connect with friends and family on her computer. She had a sharp wit, keen sense of humor and a wonderful outlook on life. Her greatest joy was her family, friends and welcoming people into her home. Maxine had a strong faith, member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elyria, member of the choir, served as church organist and recently as a resident of Lakewood, became an active member at St Peter's Episcopal Church. She was a member of American Legion Women's Auxiliary and Order of Eastern Star. Maxine was dedicated to the healthcare field, enjoyed her role managing the Outpatient Clinic at Elyria Memorial Hospital and continued to volunteer at area hospitals and clinics throughout her retirement. Maxine is survived by her son Bill (Shari) Schwartz of Powell Ohio and her daughter Susan (Ed) Rundell of Lorain Ohio as well as her grandchildren: Stefan (Natalie) Schwartz, Stu Schwartz, Scott Schwartz, Erica Bell, Stephanie Bell, Jack Bell and her great-grandchildren Vincent Bell and Jack Schwartz. Special thanks to the entire staff at Gardens at Westlake for providing excellent daily care and friendship to Maxine and to the Hospice of Western Reserve for their support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: COPD Foundation/Music Therapy or St. Peter's Episcopal Church. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St Peter's Episcopal Church 18001 Detroit Ave Lakewood OH 44107.