Milton Schwartz
Milton Schwartz, 76 years of age, of Norwood Road, West Hartford, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at home with his family by his bedside. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gussie (Kargman) Schwartz. He graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford in 1951, and attended the University of Connecticut. He worked with his father at the former State Glass in Hartford as a glazer. He was a US Army Veteran. Milt joined The Beacon Light and Supply Company Inc., an electrical wholesale business in Hartford, and ran the business for over 47 years. He was a member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford, a member of Beth Hillel Synagogue of Bloomfield, a member of the Jewish Community Center of West Hartford, and an Honorary Life Member of the Board of Directors of Hebrew Health Care Inc.

He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Nancy (Singer) Schwartz; devoted father of Marcia Schwartz Lazowski and her husband Alan of Hartford, Gary Robert Schwartz and his wife Lisa of West Hartford; cherished grandfather of Jesse and Jonah Lazowski, and Jacob Benjamin Schwartz; and brother of Shirley Rackowitz of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Rebecca Schwartz Lazowski, and his brother-in-law, William Rackowitz. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the West Hartford Fire and Police Departments.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary of Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford with Rabbi Philip Lazowski officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed Sunday following the interment through Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, 1010 Prospect Ave., Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Rebecca Schwartz Lazowski Fund, c/o Solomon Schechter Day School, 26 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford 06107 or to Hebrew Health Care, Inc., 1 Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Milton with his family, please visit online at

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