Harriet Schwartz, 85, of Jackson passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at home. She was born in Manhattan and was raised in the Bronx. Harriet had lived in the Bronx and Spring Valley before settling in Jackson in 2007. She worked as a secretary for the Child Protective Services of Rockland County, New York for 25 years, retiring in 1997. Harriet was a lifetime member of Hadassah. She was an upbeat person and was very well liked with many friends. Harriet enjoyed playing Mahjong, knitting, reading magazines, and working on crossword puzzles.
Harriet was predeceased by her sister, Bebe Ziebel and dear cousin, Frumah Bachrach. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Herbert Schwartz of Jackson; children, Michael Schwartz and his wife, Maria of Pennington, Amy Schwartz and her husband, Bill Gudenrath of Corning, NY, and Debra Schwartz and her husband, Tim Givens of Montclair; five grandchildren, Matthew Schwartz and his wife, Marilynn, Sophia Gudenrath and her boyfriend, Jared, Owen Gudenrath, Allegra Givens and her boyfriend, Matt, and Lilah Givens; and former daughter-in-law, Denise Schwartz.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Sharon Gardens, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY. For those who desire, donations may be made in Harriet’s name to Hadassah, 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. The family will be celebrating Harriet’s life with an open house on Friday, August 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at 91 Stamford Drive, Jackson, NJ. All arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.