Homemaker, matriarch S. M. Schwarz dies
SARA MATILE “S.M.” DAVIS LOB SCHWARZ, a woman who was the matriarch of two combined families died on Tuesday, August 18, with her family at her bedside. She was 92.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, she came to New Orleans when she was just 20 years old in 1948, married and moved to New Orleans, where she raised her family and later remarried.
She was a born salesperson and sold encyclopedias and dabbled in residential real estate following her turn at running a diaper service.
A longtime teacher at the Temple Sinai Religious School, she was known by many who attended classes there as a very colorful woman.
She was also a volunteer ta the JCC’s Alzheimer’s Care and Enrichment Program for many years.
Schwarz loved to cook and share delicious meals. She was a quite the gourmand when it came to eating chocolate (dark only) and favored eating “red” items
Because she was so interested in education as a priority in life, it was her intention to donate her body to Tulane Medical School to further the education of future medical professionals and, in her words, to “get into Tulane.”
She was predeceased by her husband David Schwarz in 2008 and by her son Ralph Schwarz. She is survived by her children, Chuck Lob, Jacquelyn Stern (Charles), Dave Lob (Mary), and Nancy Karesh; stepchildren Irma, David, and Alex Schwarz; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donations are preferred to either the Sara Matile & David Schwarz Education Scholarship Fund at the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, P.O. Box 7368, Metairie, LA 70010-7368; the Alzheimer’s Care and Enrichment Program at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115; or Indivisible New Orleans, indivisiblenola.com or P.O. Box 850943, New Orleans, LA 70185.