William 'Bob' Schwartz Jr.

Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2014, 8:01 pm
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William R. "Bob" Schwartz Jr., 75, of East Moline, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, with the Rev. Dr. Joe Gardner officiating. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, where Moline American Legion Post No. 246 will present military honors. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Care Center or the Diabetes Foundation.
William Robert Schwartz was born June 12, 1938, in Bloomington, Ill., to Oleta Faye (Hainline) and William Robert Schwartz Sr. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1959, and attended Bradley University, Peoria. Bob married Mary Lou Waldman on Dec. 29, 1962, in Moline. He was a construction manager for Indeco Inc., Bettendorf, for 22 years, retiring in 2003.
Bob was a 60-year member of the National Operating Engineers Local No. 150, a member of Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline, and the National Rifle Association, and was an Eagle Scout. He loved his dog, Lobo, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing at Cordova and his Indian Scout motorcycle.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lou; two daughters, Susan Smith and her husband, Charley, and Kathryn Salinas-Schwartz and her husband, Edwar, all of East Moline; two grandsons, Jacob Schwartz and Justin Tallman; a brother, Paul Schwartz and his wife, Barb, Moline; a sister-in-law, Pat Spiegel, East Moline; three nieces; two nephews; and special friends, Linda and Carroll Parchert and Sandy and Peck Ross, all of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Judy Schwartz.
Bob's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a free candle in his memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.


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