Lester R. Sch­wark, 73, of Port Ewen

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBIT­U­AR­IES -

PORT EWEN >> Lester R. Sch­wark, Sr., 73, of Min­turn St., a life­long res­i­dent of Port Ewen, passed away Thurs­day, Sept. 22, 2016, at HealthAl­liance Hos­pi­tal, Broad­way Cam­pus.

Lester was born in Kingston, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1943, a son of the late Wal­ter H. and and Eve­lyn (O’Dell) Sch­wark.

Em­ployed as a main­te­nance me­chanic for Bene­dic­tine Hos­pi­tal, he en­joyed metal de­tect­ing and watch­ing TV west­erns, and loved his Bea­gle Dusty.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jane (Lu­cas) Sch­wark; two daugh­ters, Su­san Van Vliet, and her hus­band Jay, of Sleights­burgh, Terri Helzer of Con­nelly; two sons, Lester Sch­wark, Jr., and his wife Lori, of Port Ewen, and Todd Sch­wark, and his fi­ance Lori, of Kingston; four grand­sons, Sal­va­tore Dis­pensa and his fi­ance Lau­ren, of South Carolina, Jor­dyn and Jarred Sch­wark of Port Ewen, and Zachary Helzer of Con­nelly; one sis­ter-in-law, Victoria Sch­wark of Port Ewen, and two broth­ers-in-law, Charles and Eu­gene Lu­cas, and his wife Kathy. He is also sur­vived by nieces and neph­ews.

Cre­ma­tion was held at Wiltwyck Cre­ma­tory.

The prayer ser­vice will be­gin at 1:45 p.m., Sat­ur­day, Oct. 1, 2016, at the Gil­patric-Van-Vliet Fu­neral Home, 339 Broad­way, Ul­ster Park, Town of Esopus, Pas­tor Carl D. John­son, will of­fi­ci­ate. Friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home, prior to the ser­vice, from 12 noon to 1:45 p.m.

To send an ex­pres­sion of con­do­lence, visit Lester’s Book of Mem­o­ries: www.GVVFH.com

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