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In Memory of

Margaret Rose Schwarz

April 14, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Obituary


Margaret Rose Schwarz (Marge) passed away in her home in Delray Beach on 11/22/16 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Margaret was born in Florida, New York was one of 9 children born to John Kostro and Lottie Bannach (Lottie as a young girl immigrated to America from Poland).

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Francis X. Schwarz and her daughter, Deborah Noell; Grandchildren - Kelley Pendergraft, Jennifer Pendergraft and Eddie (Tony) Pendergraft and Nicole Simbürger (Günter), Valerie Noell and Clayton Noell; Sisters - Stella, Gertrude, and Josephine.

Margaret Rose Schwarz (Marge) passed away in her home in Delray Beach on 11/22/16 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Margaret was born in Florida, New York was one of 9 children born to John Kostro and Lottie Bannach (Lottie as a young girl immigrated to America from Poland).

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Francis X. Schwarz and her daughter, Deborah Noell; Grandchildren - Kelley Pendergraft, Jennifer Pendergraft and Eddie (Tony) Pendergraft and Nicole Simbürger (Günter), Valerie Noell and Clayton Noell; Sisters - Stella, Gertrude, and Josephine.

She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Margie, who she missed every day of her life for the last fourteen years; and her siblings Sophie, Frankie, Tony and Johnny.

Margaret was proud to say she was a "farm girl." She grew up on a celery farm working with her family as a young girl in Paramus, NJ which built her character of amazing work ethics, strength, and her notorious "green thumb!"

She married in 1950 and moved to St. Pete, FL in 1956 with her husband Frank (a building contractor) and two girls. The booming space industry brought them to Merritt Island, FL and they subsequently settled in Boca Raton in the late 1960s.

Margaret was the "ultimate fifties Mom" whose never ending nurturing and guidance for her children and grandchildren were the focus of her life. She was always the caregiver to all, even to her last day's she remained independent and strong.

Margaret had a gift of making you feel a part of the family and the ability to make friends with anyone she crossed paths with by speaking with them in her kind way.

Her warmth and kindness attracted all creatures large and small. She fed the wild birds and ducks; nurtured the caterpillars to butterflies; even the frogs, lizards and stray cats found their home on her door step. Her beloved cockatiel "Bubba" will miss her.

She is best known for her competitive, lucky and winning spirit. Margaret's favorite activity was bowling. She bowled twice a week starting out in the 1970s at University Bowl up until this September. She was a high scorer (even at the age of 89) breaking 200 on a regular basis! She also enjoyed bridge with her friends for many years.

(Please fill this in) Services will be on Monday, November 28, 2016 beginning with a Mass at 11 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Chapel,
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting contributions to www.broadwayartslab.com a non-profit theatre education program in support of her love of children and the arts.

Arrangements under the direction of Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, FL.