/ AJT // Abe Schwartz

Abraham Schwartz, 93, husband of Irene Levinson Schwartz, died Sunday, January 5 in Atlanta. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Samuel and Pauline Schwartz. Abe was Founder and CEO of Varsity Mercantile Company, served in WWII and a graduate of Ohio State University. He was a lover of life and active in many organizations and charities. He was one of the first collectors of antique fountain pens and helped founded the International Pen Magazine as well as published related articles. He and Irene enjoyed attending antique shows throughout their travels. He was very active in the Isaac Wise Temple organized affairs in Cincinnati, served as President of the Brotherhood and was a member for over 50 years. He was a member of Temple Emanuel since moving to Atlanta eight years ago. In addition to his wife of 70 years, Abe is survived by three daughters; Jacqueline Mandell, Sally Kornhauser, and Lisa Gordon (Ken); five grandchildren, Chloe Mandell, Erica Mandell, David Kornhauser, Clayton Kornhauser, and Stephen Coleman Gordon and cousins, nieces and nephews. Thanks is given to Abe’s caregivers, Barbara and Cathy. Memorial donations may be made to the Cure PSP Foundation for Neurolical Disorders, 30 E. Padonia Rd. Suite 201, Timonium, Maryland 21093-2308. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com