ARMONK, N.Y. - Barbara Ellen Schwartz of Armonk and New York City, died Feb. 17. She was 70.
Schwartz was born May 19, 1943, to Raymond and Miriam Robinson. She grew up in Mt. Vernon. Following graduation from A.B. Davis High School, she studied business and merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She subsequently completed Bachelor and Master degrees in business at New York University. She taught in New York City intermediate schools and Head Start Programs, and then at Lehman College of CUNY. She embarked on a career in the family real estate business in 1974 as an owner and manager.
She was a supporter of Wounded Warriors, the Israeli Defense Forces, the Bruce Museum, and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, among other causes.
Schwartz is survived by her husband, Allen Schwartz of Armonk; daughter, Lara (Schwartz) D'Agostino (Dr. Mark D'Agostino); two grandchildren; brothers, Donald Robinson of Rolling Meadows, Ill., and James Robinson of Woodstock; numerous cousins; nieces, nephews; and extended family in New York, Pennsylvania, and California.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Congregation B'Nai Yisrael, 2 Banksville Road, Armonk. Burial services to follow at Middle Patent Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.