Obituary: Annette Schwartz

Obituary: Annette Schwartz

Annette Schwartz passed away at the age of 91. She was born in Sacramento, CA.

Her parents, Nathaniel and Lena Alexander moved to Georgia when she was six months old to live on a farm in Douglasville. Annette graduated from Girls High, and when the men went to war, she went to work. She started at Georgia Power laying out and designing tracks for street cars.

She met her beloved husband, Leonard Schwartz after WWII and married in 1953. During her 50 years-long marriage she moved into structural work and became a structural drafter at several locations in Atlanta until she retired. Annette loved to travel and took many trips with Leonard on trains and planes all across the country and Canada. A few years after Leonard passed, Annette moved into the Renaissance on Peachtree, which brought her great joy.

She was an avid Mah-jongg and bridge player, had a wonderful artistic ability and enjoyed painting and drawing. Annette was a member of ORT for many years.  During her time at the Renaissance she became increasingly ill and needed help. The angels sent the most caring folks: Dee Williams, her sister Leola and Latonya Thomas treated Annette with respect, kindness and care, and always had her dressed to the hilt for dinner, her favorite meal.

Annette was greatly loved by her family. She is survived by her son David Schwartz and her daughter Natalie McDorman. She was a loving Bubbie to her grandchildren Nathan Schwartz, Alex Schwartz, Rebecca Knight and Melody Knight.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Emory Winship Cancer Institute or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please sign online guestbook at A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 27, at CrestLawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Mark Kunis officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770.451.4999.

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