Leonard Milton Schwartz died at home on October 13, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 4, 1943 and moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 1953. He was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of West Florida in 1972.
A patriot who dearly loved his country, he served in the United States Air Force from 1968 until he was honorably discharged in 1972. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 1976 and practiced law for 37 years. He was a solo practitioner until his daughter joined him in 2006. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a lasting and loyal friend. He was a longstanding member of Temple Beth-El and was a Hadassah Associate.
He was an avid golfer, a member of Pine Tree Country Club, and he embraced the opportunity to play at many legendary courses in the United States and around the world. In 2006, he achieved a lifelong goal when he hit a hole-in-one at Pine Tree on Hole #7. He loved travel, and he frequently visited destinations he had dreamed of since he was a boy, including Tahiti, Italy, and Israel.
A passionate reader and a student of history, one of his favorite hobbies was continually adding to his extensive collection of literature and biographies. He prided himself on being a man of his word. His friends and family valued his keen wit and sharp sense of humor. He was known as a generous man, both in spirit and in his contributions to countless worthy causes.
He is survived by his loving wife Lora, his son Michael, his daughter Karen (Trey McClure), and his grandchildren, Arlo and Emmett McClure.
Funeral services will be held at Temple Beth-El on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM, with interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Birmingham Chapter of Hadassah, Temple Beth-El, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.