Robert Charles Schwartz (83) passed away peacefully at Carefree Living in Burnsville on March 22, 2020 with his loving wife, Mavis, at his side.
Bob was born April 27, 1936 in Bridgeport CT to the parents of Robert Daniel Schwartz and Katherine Arline (Melville). He attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne IN and graduated from Purdue University as an electrical engineer. Bob was an Army veteran serving his country at Fort Devens, MA from 1956-57.
Through his illustrious career he worked as an electrical engineer for Magnavox in Fort Wayne IN, General Electric in Lynchburg Virginia, and E.F. Johnson Company in Waseca MN and the Twin Cities, retiring in 1995.
He married Mavis Joy Shurson on July 26, 1986 at Faith United Methodist Church, Waseca MN and they made their home in Bloomington MN for many years where they enjoyed traveling, gardening, and neighbors. Bob was a man of faith and was a member of Good Samaritan Methodist Church of Edina.
Bob was an avid model train enthusiast and licensed ham radio operator using his skills to assist local groups such as the Citizen's Police Academy and the Bloomington Communications Group garnering many awards and commendations for his service.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Mavis, sons, Michael (Deborah) of Lynchburg VA and Charles (Pamela) of Spring TX, step children Richard (Lizanne) Shurson of New Boston, IL, Dennis (Sharon) Shurson of Rochester, MN, and Linda (Paul) Stanley of Sauk Rapids, MN as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, infant son Scott Allen (1968), and younger brother Gerry D. Schwartz (1969).
A special thank you to the staff of Carefree Living in Burnsville for their selfless dedication to Bob's welfare and to the Brighton Hospice-Minnesota for their assistance and comfort during his end of life.
The family has responsibly decided to postpone memorial services due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We want to honor and celebrate Bob's life at a time when all who wish to join us can do so with fewer risks.
Published on March 23, 2020