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Stuart Schwarzschild

April 11, 1918 - June 24, 2013

Obituary



Stuart Schwarzschild



April 11, 1918- June 24, 2013



 



Dr. Stuart Schwarzschild, loving husband, father, grandfather, veteran, Emeritus Professor, investor and inveterate optimist passed peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013. Born in Richmond Virginia to Flora Rae Cohen and Gustavus M. Schwarzschild, he was the youngest of three brothers. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Betty Granger Schwarzschild.



            Stuart graduated from the University of Richmond in 1938. He enlisted in the Army in 1940. He was Capt. of...


Stuart Schwarzschild



April 11, 1918- June 24, 2013



 



Dr. Stuart Schwarzschild, loving husband, father, grandfather, veteran, Emeritus Professor, investor and inveterate optimist passed peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013. Born in Richmond Virginia to Flora Rae Cohen and Gustavus M. Schwarzschild, he was the youngest of three brothers. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Betty Granger Schwarzschild.



            Stuart graduated from the University of Richmond in 1938. He enlisted in the Army in 1940. He was Capt. of the 902nd Ordinance Company and lead his company from England to Utah Beach on D+14. After the Armistice, he served under NATO in Izmir Turkey. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1953.



            After the service, he returned to school, and at age 40 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. While at Penn he was a Huebner Fellow. His next career was as a college professor at Georgia State (then College) where he taught Insurance and Risk Management, business law and finance for 20 years.



             He may have been emeritus Ga. State, but no one who knew him would ever think he had retired. With a laptop, an iPad, a Kindle and cell phone, he was very “connected”. He researched everything online and often relied on the diagnosis of his favorite doctor: Google. He was a prolific writer of books, articles and letters. He much preferred a letter to a phone call, and was known for his gracious notes.



            Stuart and Betty loved to have a party: hosting neighbors, graduate students, their Sunday School class and a varied assortment of friends that they made over 55 years of living in Atlanta. They traveled widely and lived fully. Stuart was truly a lifelong learner and teacher, curious about and engaged in the world. He touched many lives and encouraged those around him.



            He is survived by his daughter Beverley Schwarzschild Clark of Raleigh, NC and his son John Schwarzschild of Austin, Texas. His grandchildren include Katharine Rae Clark, Reuben Grove Clark IV and his wife Morgan, and Dakota Schwarzschild. Special thanks to those who helped behind the scenes with both Stuart and Betty so that they were able to remain active until their final hours: Anita Harris, Nan Jones, Dee Sims, Von Young, and Joan Wallace.



            A service celebrating Stuart’s life will be held in the sanctuary at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church at 1:30pm on Friday June 28, with a reception to follow at Lenbrook. Memorials can be made to the “Stuart Schwarzschild Scholarship” at Georgia State University or a charity of one’s choice.