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Lillian Schwartz

Lillian Schwartz, 102, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 16 March 2020.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny and Cantor Neil Michaels officiated.

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Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.

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Family members include:
Beloved wife of the late Larry M. Schwartz. Cherished mother of Frederick “Rick” Schwartz, Enid (Gary) Goodman, and the late Burton Schwartz. Loving Grandma Lil of Andrew (Fiancée Katherine) Schwartz, Laurel Schwartz, the late David Schwartz, Roger (Hailey) Goodman, and Brandon (Michele) Goodman. Great-Grandma Lil of Crystal Schwartz, Winter Goodman, and Rex Goodman.

Lillian Shulak Schwartz, age 102 1/2 passed away peacefully at her home on March 16th 2020. The youngest of four siblings Lillian was born on October 31st, 1917 to Jack and Fanny Shulak. She graduated from Northern High School in June of 1935. Her first job was on Woodward Avenue across from the downtown Hudson’s at a millinery shop making hats for the theater.

She met her husband Larry at a party and they married a year later. Lillian had many creative pursuits. She and Larry both enjoyed entertaining and giving dinner parties at home. Lillian was a professional gourmet cook and baker known for her delectable dishes.

She loved to garden and was very knowledgeable about many plants and trees. It wasn't unusual for a friend of hers to come home to a beautiful arrangement of colorful flowers and trailing vines by her front door.

Lillian and Larry were very philanthropic and charitable in the Detroit area and Israel. They were founding members of the first Temple Israel on Manderson in Detroit in 1950 and continued to present day. Lillian helped initiate a bereavement group as the main facilitator who counseled grieving members.

You could find her for many years on a Friday night at Temple’s Oneg Shabbat pouring punch to thirsty congregants.

A member of the DIA, Jewish Federation, Women's American Ort, The Holocaust Museum and Hadassah, Lillian was always happy to serve when called upon.

She was a strong force to her family and had an amazing memory up until her death, remembering people and places, reading up on current events daily and listening to world news. She will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She had much love for her two very devoted caregivers Remi and Marylou.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Lillian Schwartz may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Red Magen David Adom
3177 Commercial Avenue
Suite 101
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Friends of The IDF
Michigan Chapter
P.O. Box 999
Walled Lake, MI 48390
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