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.

  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.

  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

  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.

  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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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