Anita Schwartz passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dale and John Hosfield on November 2, 2018, in Plainsboro, New Jersey at the age of 98.
Anita was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was educated in the New York school system. An outstanding student, Anita graduated from high school at the age of 15 and graduated with honors from Brooklyn College. Her greatest pleasures were spending hours in the New York Public Library and attending Broadway shows and other cultural events. Anita married Gerald Schwartz of North Plainfield, New Jersey, with whom she shared a loving relationship for 66 years. Anita spent her adult life in New Jersey, first living in North Plainfield, then Basking Ridge, New Jersey and finally after Gerald passed away in 2014, with her daughter and son in law.
Anita was involved in numerous organizations and social groups. She was active in her children’s PTA, was a master bridge player and an avid golfer, and participated in numerous social groups involving bridge, stock investments, literature and Basking Ridge Newcomer’s Club. Anita enjoyed the cultural influences of her New York childhood, being an enthusiast of music, opera and musicals. Anita had a profound influence on her children and grandchildren, teaching them the value of education, correct speech, good manners, and proper etiquette.
Most of all, Anita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Anita is survived by her daughter, Dale, and her husband, John Hosfield; her son, Brian, and his wife, Kathleen Schwartz; her grandchildren David Hosfield, Michael Schwartz and his wife Kasey, and Kathryn Lyons and her husband Brendon; along with two great grandchildren.
Anita will be interred in a private family service in the United Orthodox Jewish Cemetery/Samptown Cemetery in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Her family will be sitting Shiva on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Brian and Kathy’s home at 9 Constitution Drive, Monroe Township, New Jersey from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are through Star of David Memorial Chapel, South Brunswick, New Jersey.