Christo­pher Sch­warz, for­merly of West Ch­ester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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