Christopher Schwarz, formerly of West Chester
Christopher Schwarz, 60, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 23, 2016.
He was the devoted and loving husband of Mary Cecilia Donaghue Schwarz for 40 years. Chris was deeply committed to his family, his career, and his country.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles W. Schwarz and Regina Gibbons Schwarz Lutz.
A graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School, Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University. He proudly served his country as a submariner in the United States Navy. With over 41 years in the nuclear industry, Chris had the vision and perseverance to provide excellent leadership in nuclear power. For the past year, Chris was the Site Vice President at Sequoyah Nuclear. Chris held a number of senior leadership positions, including Vice President at PSEG Salem/Hope Creek, Site Vice President at Arkansas Nuclear One, Site Vice President at Palisades Nuclear Plant, VP- Operations Support and General Manager for Entergy, and Station Director for Dominion Virginia Power.
Chris had a passion for boating, fishing, and golfing. He loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and “Rocky” movies with his sons. Chris enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Christopher Schwarz of Norfolk, Virginia; his daughter, Lisa Kessinger of Ashburn, Virginia; and son, Robert Schwarz of Media, Pennsylvania. Chris is also survived by four grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by ten siblings: Catherine Gold, Charles Schwarz, Rosemary Lamanna, Joseph Schwarz, Bernadette Nussbaum, Terrence Schwarz, Regina Falcone, Timothy Schwarz, Patrick Schwarz, and Thomas Schwarz. Chris was a man of great moral character and generosity. He will be greatly missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday, October 1, 2016 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Ct, West Chester, PA 19382 followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Tragedy Assistance Plan for Survivors (TAPS), 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22201 and/or Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 656, Chester, PA 19016.
Arrangements are being handled by The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000.
Online condolences www.donohuefuneralhome.com.