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Ralph J. Schwartz

November 27, 2017

Burial Date: December 1, 2017

St. Paul Catholic Church
7301 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY 41042
Dec. 1, 1 p.m.

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Ralph J. Schwartz, 71, of Union, KY, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 27, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence. Ralph worked as a business manager for Cincinnati Bell for 26 years and in retirement, he worked as a shuttle bus driver for the Hilton Hotel in Florence, KY for 13 years. He was known for his wonderful personality, his love of all sports, traveling with his wife of 50 years, Gayle, and spending time with his family. Ralph also was a brilliant scrabble and trivia player and he thoroughly enjoyed storytelling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Marjorie Schwartz; and his father-in-law, Edward Schwarberg. Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Schwartz (nee Schwarberg); his children, Lori Schwartz, Jason Schwartz, Gwynne Schwartz, and Bethany (Aaron Gilbert) Schwartz; his mother-in-law, Rose Schwarberg; and his siblings, Ed Schwartz, Deacon Nick (Debby) Schwartz, Mary Jo Schwartz, and Dr. Jim (Dr. Erin) Schwartz. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Drew, Kelcie, Henry, Fin, and Oliver; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 10:00AM-12:15PM at Linnemann Funeral Homes in Burlington, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 1:00PM at St. Paul Catholic Church in Florence, KY. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Oliver Autism fund at gofundme.com.