In Memory of

     Betty B. (Borkowski) Schwartz , 96,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on January 16, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Schwartz, grandson, James (Jimbo) Schwartz,
four brothers, Joe, Chester, Vincent and Raymond Borkowski and two sisters, Jean (Cliff) Caldwell, and Theresa (Frank) Winarski.

Survivors are eldest son, Ronald Schwartz and his wife Dena, daughter, BJ Zonna, Serrins and her husband Paul, son, James Schwartz and youngest daughter, Cindy Hickey and her husband, Tom, three sisters, Laura Benecki, Anne Marie (George) Dardenne and Rose (Norb) Rydzewski. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was a lifetime member of the Third Street Polish Falcons, Nest 610 and, at one time, served as President of the Woman's Auxiliary.
She was a founding member of St. Luke's Church  Erie, Pa. and worked for over thirty years at Erie City Hall. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her "She-She's."

The family is grateful for the wonderful care she received as a resident of Brevillier Village, where they referred to her as "Beautiful Betty".
Friends and family were received at St. Luke's Church, 421 E. 38th Street, on Monday, January 21, 2013 and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Laid to rest at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

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Maggie Harrison





August 4, 2014

from your family here on Earth



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January 16, 2014

Its only been a year since you left this Earth. Your family remembers this day and misses you.




August 4, 2013
Your first Birthday in Heaven, what a glorious party it must be, celebrating with  your husband Stanley , grandson, brothers, sisters,
and friends that are there. Your loved ones here, daughter Cindy and family miss you and will remember you today as every day.


May 12,2013

January 22, 2013
May God bless the Schwartz family during this time of sorrow.
Pat and Cindy Dean,
Erie, Pennsylvania

January 22, 2013
Ron and Dena, So very sorry for your loss. Keep close the good memories.
Art and Sandy Bennetti

January 22, 2013
We send condolences from our family, we lived across the street from BJ for years and years and loved meeting and hanging out with the whole Schwartz family.
Leona Bogdanski (my Mom) now lives in Virginia near us and she joins us in sending her sympathy and prayers.
 Evie (Bogdanski) & Marty DePalma, Leona Bogdanski
Evelyn DePalma,
Woodbridge, Virginia

January 22, 2013
To my Family, I miss Grandma so much already.
I know she wasn't ready to leave until she knew we would all take care of one another. we always have and let's make sure we always do.
We are a very lucky family to have so many people who care about us.
You are beautiful Grandma Betty.
I love you.

January 22, 2013
Dear Annie,
You and your family have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vel Shuba,
Erie, Pennsylvania

January 22, 2013
Dear Rosie and Annie,
So sorry to hear of your sister's death. I remember many good times with Joan, Betty and the girls.
My thoughts are with you and your families.
Mary Margaret Pfister Joswig,
Largo, Florida

January 21, 2013
To the Schwartz family, our condolences on your loss.
John and Mary Lou McCall,
Erie, Pennsylvania

January 20, 2013
When I was a committee-man with her, she looked out for me like I was her own son. I have many fond memories.
She was a lovely woman. Heartfelt sympathy.
Steve Konzel

January 20, 2013
Loving thoughts and prayers are with The Schwartz family.
May you find comfort in your precious memories.
Sue Lang,
Wattsburg, Pennsylvania

January 20, 2013
We are deeply saddened to hear of your mothers death. I remember her as a beautiful next door neighbor growing up on Sunset Blvd.
I lost my mother a year and half ago and is buried at Wintergreen Gorge with my Dad.
Love and sympathy to the family.
Becky (Beard) McLaughlin

January 20, 2013
Our very heartfelt sympathy on your mom's passing.
Love The Spitzer's

January 20, 2013
I remember Betty's ready smile whenever I saw her at city hall. She was a wonderful person.
Your family are our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jim and Rita McCall

January 20, 2013
I will miss seeing Grandma Betty's face when returning to Erie. She created a wonderful family full of love.
God bless her now and forever in His Kingdom.
Grandchild Stephanie (Schwartz) Trainum

January 20, 2013
BJ, Jim, & Schwartz family,
I remember you're lovely mother. She was kind & so beautiful to all us teenage girls hanging at the house on Sunset!
My sympathy to you all.
Barb Ross

January 20, 2013
Jimmy, we were sorry to hear about your mom.
Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
Dee and Dave Wilkinson

January 20, 2013
Jodi, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Meghan Linjinger,

January 19, 2013
great lady proud to have spent some time with her
Barb McGuigan

January 19, 2013
Jim and all of the Schwartz family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
You have my deepest sympathy.
She will still be watching over her love one's from above and is with
those that had gone before her.

David Kerner Sr,
Tucson, Arizona

January 19, 2013
Rosie, please accept our condolences for the loss of your sister.
Know she'll be in our prayers as well as your entire family.
Dee and David Wilkinson

January 19, 2013
Dear Cindy,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. We were some of the original "Sunset Blvd" families.
Carol Zesinger,
Bradenton, Florida

January 19, 2013
Dear Betty and Jim, sorry to hear of you're loss.
I remember you're Mother and always smiling. She had a kind saying for everyone.

Jim Szoszorek,
Easton, Pennsylvania

January 19, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief

January 19, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicki Schwartz-Nitkiewicz,
Findley Lake, New York

January 19, 2013
To Jim and all of the Schwartz family,
We were sorry to hear about your loss.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Eileen & John Agostini,
Erie, Pennsylvania

January 19, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family cherish the memories.
Charlie & Elaine Catalde,
Naples, Florida


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