Margaret Ann Hilgendorf Schwartz
Margaret Ann Hilgendorf Schwartz, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Wesbury Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center in Meadville.
Margaret was born on Mar. 2, 1924, in Square Butte, MT, the daughter of the late William B. and Pearl Allderdice Hilgendorf. She lived in Big Sandy, MT, before moving to Crawford County as a young girl. Margaret graduated from Cochranton High School in 1940 as salutatorian. One of her favorite subjects was English.
In 1944, Margaret married Howard W. Schwartz, Jr. in Lincoln, Neb., before his deployment to the Pacific during World War II. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2005.
After the war, the couple lived in Meadville where Margaret worked at the Crawford Store Inc., for many years and raised two children, Diana and Carl.
Margaret was an excellent cook and baker, skilled gardener, and avid reader of poetry. She was fond of the outdoors and dogs. Margaret relished the time she got to spend helping her family, and was very proud of her children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. She will be missed by those who knew her.
Margaret is survived by her son, Carl (Teresa) Schwartz of McDonough, NY; her grandchildren, Lisa Brown Gates, Honor (Richard) Schultz, and Tanner (Heather) Schwartz; her great-granddaughter, Calamity Schwartz; a sister, Judy Beatty of Meadville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Schwartz Brown; husband; sisters, Wilma Pearl Hilgendorf, Carol Mae Brown, Mary Ellen Burnham, and Martha Louise Thelin; and her parents.
A private family gathering honoring her memory will be held on Sunday.
Published on October 28, 2019


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Debbie Houle Greer
Oct 26, 2019
Debbie Houle Greer
Oct 26, 2019
Cherishing many fond memories of visiting Aunt Marg, playing games with her, seeing her smile and hearing her laugh. May she rest in peace.
Honor Schultz
Oct 24, 2019