Michael Angelo Schwartz, Age 60 passed away unexpectedly at his home in Dos Palos, CA on November 18, 2018.
Michael was born July 10, 1958 in Flushing Queens, New York. As a young teen he moved with his family to San Jose, CA. After high school he joined the United States Navy becoming a jet engine mechanic. He was stationed at Subic Bay, Philippines and then Moffett Field Airfield, Mtn.View CA. While stationed at Moffett Field he met the love of his life Linda Gardner. They were married for 37 years and had 3 children. In 1995 Mike and Linda left The Bay Area and moved to Los Banos, CA seeking a small town environment to raise their children. As empty nesters in 2010 they moved to Dos Palos, Ca. Mike was a automotive/smog technician until an injury left him no longer able to “turn a wrench”. He then became a service advisor at Travel Centers of America. He had a passion for cars, mostly muscle cars. He could tell you just about anything you wanted to know (or not know) about any car made. He was a longtime volunteer at Eagle Field Drag Races doing racer registration. One week before he died he purchased a project car just so he could go down that track. He won’t be going down that track, but I’m sure there’s one in Heaven for him. He will be missed by friends from many different aspects of his life. Military, Fishing Buddies, Wild Bunch CB Club and Golden Valley Harley Davidson Owners Group. Mike leaves behind his loving wife Linda Schwartz. Son Matthew Schwartz and wife Laura Bain. Son Andrew Schwartz. Daughter Stephanie Ludlum and husband Jack. Grandsons Clayton Henson, Evan Schwartz and grandson #3 due in March. Parents Ralph and Antoinette Schwartz of Lewiston, Ca Brother Ralph Schwartz of Oakley, CA Sister Ann Tremaine of Lahaina, HI Numerous sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Services will be December 7th 1:00 San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 McCabe Rd Santa Nella, Ca 95322
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