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Scott Allen Schwartz

September 8, 2022


Scott Allen Schwartz, 62, of Reading, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. Born on May 22,1960, in Reading, PA, Scott was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret Schwartz.  As a Wyomissing High School Graduate, Scott continued his education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After graduating from Berklee, Scott began his career as a Music Teacher and Choir Director at First Baptist Church of Reading.

Scott was the Middle School Choir Director at Governor Mifflin Middle School in Shillington, PA, from 1988-2008. Scott was the proud director of the 7th and 8th Grade Choirs and Show Choir.  His passion for teaching and helping students to succeed was evident from the moment you met him. Scott worked tirelessly to share his love of music with thousands of students throughout his twenty-year tenure.  He always beamed with pride as his students shared their gift of music with their families and the community.

In 2008, Scott became the Associate Principal at Governor Mifflin Middle School until his retirement.  During his retirement, Scott became a hobbyist with interests in gardening and woodworking. Scott enjoyed spending time with his family, playing board games, and performing magic tricks for a captive audience.

Scott’s spirit will be carried on by his daughter Lauren Schwartz, of Reading, PA; daughter Alison Lentz and her husband Cody, of Linthicum, MD; sister Jackie Haas and her husband Jon; brother Henry Schwartz and his wife Jayne; and brother Ralph Schwartz.  He is also survived by two nephews, one niece, and their families. All who knew Scott will remember his vibrant spirit and cherish the wonderful memories made together.

A family visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Reading on October 15, 2022, from 10:00am - 11:00am. A memorial service will follow the family visitation hour beginning at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League. Gifts given in Scott’s memory can be mailed to 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA, 19508.

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