Helen Schwartz

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Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
Silver Spring, MD

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Helen Schwartz, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2019, after a very short illness.She was the wife of Adam Schwartz for 54 years. Helen was born in Lodz, Poland on April 8, 1925. Helen grew up in the midst of WWII and she and her family were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in in 1944. She and her two remaining siblings survived.She met and married her husband, Adam, after liberation. They lived in a displaced persons camp in Bad Reichenhal, Germany until they were able to immigrate to US in December 1950. Helen and Adam arrived at Ellis Island on a Thursday evening, sent to Portland, Maine the next day and Dad was working the following week. Together they made a successful life and business in Portland. They owned and operated Adam's Tailor Shop on Free Street and subsequently in The Old Port. They were life members at Shaarey Tefillah Synagogue.After Adam's death in 2000, Helen moved to Leisure World Retirement Village in Silver Spring, Md. in 2001 to be close to her daughter, Adele. She thrived at Leisure World becoming known by the title 'Queen' of the building she lived in. She had a close group of friends and together they went to Yiddish classes, knitting group, bingo, lectures and evenings in DC.Helen took great pride in her three children, Adele (Kiah) of Herndon, Va., David (Francine) of Manalapan, N.J., Bennett (Nancy) of Voorhees, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren all of whom survive her. She was loved back as much as she loved all her family A memorial graveside service in her honor will be held at Temple Beth El Memorial Park, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at 12 noon. A luncheon reception will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1050 Westbrook St., Portland, Maine, 04102, immediately following graveside service.Zichrona l'vracha - may Helen's memory be for a blessingIn lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in her name to: Adam & Helen Holocaust Education Fundc/o The JewishCommunity Foundation1301 Springdale Rd.Suite 200 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2761

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 5, 2019
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Silver Spring, MD   (301) 622-2290
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