Howard F. Schwartz, 94, of Plainfield, passed away early Thursday morning November 15,2012. Drafted into service in 1941 from New Jersey, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the European Theatre during the World War II. From June 6, 1944 to May 8, 1945, he served in the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force under the command of General Eisenhower, moving the Communications facilities from London to Paris and later to Wiesbaden. He earned the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct for displaying ingenuity, leadership and technical skill while rebuilding demolished telephone and wire communications. He returned to civilian life and earned a B.A. in Business from Rutgers University. He was married in January 1943 and is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mildred L. Schwartz and his only daughter, Carole (Dennis) Brown. He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Brian Howard, 63 and Mark Edward, 22 months. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Jennifer (Brian) Hoffmeyer, Eric (Laura) Fiste, Aimee (Chris) Dean, Jeremy (Tonya) Schwartz and 12 great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Brendan, Cole, Nolan, Ian, Wyatt, Elliott, Eliana, Conrad, Asher, Ailsa, Carsten, and 2 step great-grandchildren, Jessica and Sarah. A private service will be held for family.
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