Jean Schwartz passed away on March 30, 2013 at the age of 87. Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Dorothy and Abraham Coleman, Jean graduated high school in 1943.
In October 1947, Jean married the love of her life, Martin Schwartz. She moved to Raleigh with her husband and their three children in 1964. She was an invaluable partner with Martin as owners of Carolina Food Products, a wholesale snack food distribution business.
Jean was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, and niece. She valued her lifelong friends, as well as her newfound friends at The Heritage of Raleigh.
Jean is survived by children Edele Cruse (Steve), Nancy Libman (David), and Barry Schwartz (Ricki); grandchildren Brian Cruse, Dana Libman, Stephanie Schmidt (Ben), Emily Phelps (Mark), Jeremy Schwartz, and Justin Schwartz.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Martin Schwartz, and her sister Ruth Melamed.
A funeral service will be held graveside at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 N. State Street, Raleigh, on Sunday March 31, at 2pm.
Donations may be made to The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, 8210 Credmoor Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27613.