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Steven Richard Schwartz

October 20, 1960 - December 27, 2017

Steven Richard Schwartz, 57, of Virginia Beach, died suddenly of heart disease on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017.  His death occurred peaceably in his sleep while vacationing with family on the eastern shore.

Born October 20, 1960 in New York, he was the son of the late Richard J. Schwartz and Carole Mucha Schwartz.  Due to his father’s service in the US Army, Steve spent his childhood in several states and also out of country in Germany.  He had a strong love for the foundations of our great country.

Steve received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama; post graduate organometallic chemistry studies at the University of South Carolina; and received an MBA from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  

Steve was an avid bowler, with three 300 sanctioned wins.  He was also a junior league coach.  He enjoyed watching golf and keeping up with college level sports…Roll Tide!

Steve had been employed by Roxane Laboratories in Columbus, the State of Ohio Dept of Human Services; James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg; and Germanna Community College.  He most recently was the Chemistry/Oceanography teacher for Atlantic Shores Christian School, and Chemistry Instructor for Tidewater Community College. 

Steve was a member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church.  He also enjoyed in-depth study of the Bible with members of Community Bible Study and the congregation of Beth Messiah Synagogue.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Schwartz, his son Kevin Schwartz, and his step-daughter Margret Hollis of Virginia Beach, Va; his former wife, Sharon Burdette of Waldo, Ohio; and his sister Dianne Griffin of Orange Park, Fla. 

A celebration of life memorial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Baptist Church, 1861 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464; officiated by Senior Pastor Ron Jones, Pastor Jerry Flug, and Pastor Scott Dishong; and supported by the services of Altmeyer Funeral Homes.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Atlantic Shores Baptist Church at the address above; or Community Bible Study 790 Stout Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921; or Beth Messiah Synagogue 7130 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505; or the Atlantic Shores Christian School Tuition Foundation.



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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Atlantic Shores Baptist Church

1861 Kempsville Rd
Virginia Beach , Virginia 23464

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