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May 16, 2013 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-05-16

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BERNARD
"BERNIE THE
HAWK"
SCHWARTZ, 77, of

Bloomfield Hills,
passed away peace-
fully on May 11,
2013.
Schwartz
He was born and
raised in Pittsburgh,
Pa. He was the owner of the popular
Hawk's Nest Billiard Club in Squirrel
Hill, Pa., in the late 1960s. He was well-
respected and idolized by his young
club members and is still reminisced
about on the streets of Pittsburgh. He
participated in many national pool
tournaments and defeated, among oth-
ers, "Minnesota Fats:'
Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the
Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame on Nov. 17, 2002. He had
many talents, including exemplary
salesmanship. His personality as well as
his fantastic sense of humor made him
a friend of everyone he met. He was a
graduate of the School of Hard Knocks.
Bernie was a wonderful and loving
father and grandfather. His children
were the most important part of his life,
and he will be missed by all who knew
and loved him. He will always live on in
their memories.
Mr. Schwartz was the beloved hus-
band of the late Ruth (Finkelstein)
Schwartz; and the son of the late
Gertrude (Gittle) and the late Harry
Schwartz; cherished father of Hillary
White, Bruce (Brooke) Schwartz and
Marci (Jay) Shienbaum; loving grand-
father of Ali, Philip, Ruby, Rocco, Sam
and Max; brother of Paul Schwartz;
brother-in-law of the late Paul
Finkelstein and Margie Finkelstein;
uncle of Jill Finkelstein, Diane
Finkelstein, Steven Schwartz, Nanci
(Jay) Michaels. He also leaves behind
close friendships of more than 60 years.
The funeral was held at Ira Kaufman
Chapel. Interment was at Clover Hill
Cemetery, where he was laid to rest
beside his beloved, Ruthie.
Contributions may be made to
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network,
6555 W. Maple, West Bloomfield,
MI 48322, www.jewishhospice.org;
Children's Tumor Foundation NF1
Research, 95 Pine St. 16th Floor, New
York City, NY 10055, http://CTF.org ;
Friendship Circle, 6892 W. Maple
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322,
www.friendshipcircle.org; Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills,
MI 48301, www.jewishdetroit.org ;
or Jewish Vocational Services, 29699
Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48076,
www.jvsdet.org. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

it)

'They were
wonderful:

We hear kind words consistently. We're proud that
people feel comfortable enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate what we did for them.
In fact, it's this appreciation that drives us to offer the
very best in comfort, compassion and service.

THE DORFMANCHAPEL

SERVING WITH DIGNITY, SANCTITY AND COMPASSION

www. thedorfmanchapel. corn

30440 Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills • MI 48334
248.406.6000
TOLL FREE 1-866-406-6003
licensed Funeral Directors:
Alan Dorfman, Jonathan Dorfman

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