Philip G. Schwartz, Sr., 76, of Wellsboro, passed away Monday November 7, 2022 surrounded by family at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport. He was born May 13, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA to Gustave J. and Roberta (Rutkowski) Schwartz. He graduated from Roxborough High School, and earned an Associate's Degree from Philadelphia College. Philip served his country in the US Navy in Norfolk, VA and the USS York County. On February 28, 1970, he married Jerrine "Jerri" Thomas, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Philip worked as a salesman for Pitney Bowes and Postalia, then opened his own business: Alternative Services that focused on sales and service of mailing equipment. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. He loved the mountains, the ocean, good food and spirits with family and friends. He especially loved each of his children and grandchildren. One of his great joys was following all the sports and activities of his children and grandchildren and his beloved boxers.
Philip is survived by his wife Jerri Schwartz of Wellsboro; three sons: Philip G. Schwartz, Jr. of Wellsboro, James J. Schwartz (Sara) of Middlebury Center, and John M. Schwartz of Wellsboro; two daughters: Diane F. Schwartz, and Lorraine K. Alexander (David) of Wellsboro; and five grandchildren: Abbey and Dylan Schwartz, Stone, Luna and Raine Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother: John G. Schwartz who was killed in Vietnam.
Philip's family has entrusted his arrangements to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Philip's life from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday November 12, 2022, and his funeral will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence with his family visit www.tusseymosher.com.