April 9, 1931 ~ August 12, 2015

Born in: Brooklyn, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Leila Hoch Schwartz, 84, of 321 Haw Creek Mews Drive, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Freda Perlman Hoch. She was a member of the congregation of The Chabad House. Leila wanted to be remembered as a good mother, a charitable person who loved people and animals. She loved every day of her life and that she had a good sense of humor and could make people smile. Leila is survived by her husband of 64 years, Eugene H. Schwartz; and three daughters, Susan Schwartz, Barbara Schwartz and Elyse Pipitone. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 pm Friday at Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside at the residence. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. To Gene, and your daughters:
    We know how your heart aches. Your marriage, and Leila’s beaming pride in and love for her daughters, was a wonderful thing to be around. Through the difficult grieving ahead, there will be many, many fond memories that will give you solace–like opening up a treasure chest filled with precious memories for you to hold and be comforted by. Jim and I are thinking of you and celebrate with you Leila’s life of truth and joy.

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  2. Saddened to hear of Leila’s passing. She was such an uplifting person and always had kind words, and a smile for everyone. I know she will be missed by many. Love and hugs to Susan, Eugene, Elyse, and Barbara.

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  3. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know what I can do for you through this difficult time. Love, CHERYL & Brian

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  4. Gene, I was so sorry to read about Leila’s death. I am sending many prayers for comfort to you. You’re in my heart, dear friend.

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  5. Dear Susan and Gene – my breaks for you. I am so very sorry. Know that you are all in my prayers as you remember a lovely women. I will miss her too.
    Big Bear Hugs, Patty & Dave Couch

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  6. Dear Mr. Schwartz and Susan, I am very sorry to see the loss of Mrs. Schwartz. She was a very sweet and precious lady. She always came into Dr. Xenakis office with a smile. While I worked there, she was a treasure to have as a patient. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  7. Dear Susan, Eugene and family
    We are so sorry to hear this news. She always brought a warm and caring smile to the room. We will miss her dearly.

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  8. Dear Mr. Schwartz, we are really sorry about the loss of Mrs. Leila. She was a really sweet lady and a wonderful customer. We will miss her. We will keep you and your family in ours prayers.

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  9. Gene I am so sorry to hear about leila passing. As you know she was one of the finest people to walk the earth. love to you and your family. Jenna

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