Patrick Schwartz

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Patrick “Pat” William Schwartz, 74, of Belleville, IL, born October 15, 1944, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 22, 2018, at his residence surrounded by love.

Pat was a 1962 graduate of Cathedral High School and a 1967 graduate of SIUC with a BA in Education. Pat taught math at Cahokia High School for 33 years, was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Cathedral parish involved for many years with the grade school Athletic Committee, and was a faithful member of the Althoff Catholic High School Bingo committee every Monday evening for over 34 years.

Pat enjoyed many things in life! His most joyful treasure was sharing with his wife, Margie, in the lives of their six grandchildren.  Pat enjoyed bowling his whole life:  proud of his 300 game and as a member of the Mascoutah 700 Bowling Club.  He loved spending time at the “clubhouse” fishing, playing horseshoes, euchre, and barbecuing in the “pit.”  Being a trivia buff, loving music, and dancing at family/friends’ weddings to “Locomotive Breath” were highlights for Pat. Last, but not least, Pat was the best Cardinal baseball coach from his recliner… convinced the team could win all 162 games every season!!!

Pat was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Kathryn, nee Burns, Schwartz; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Marc and Lia, nee Buchmann, Biehl; and a brother-in-law Chuck Sabatino.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Margie, nee Biehl, Schwartz, whom he married on September 10, 1966 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Chapel while the Cathedral was being renovated;

two sons:  Kevin (Kim) Schwartz and their daughters Brooke, Caitlyn, and Hope; and Keith (Laura) Schwartz and his children Isabel, Ryan, and William; his uncle and aunt, Tom and Betty Burns; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Dick Gundlach, Diane Truttmann, Barbara Sabatino, and Mark Biehl; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and wonderfully dear friends.

Thank you to all of the wonderful, caring medical people along the road with Pat over the past years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School, Notre Dame Academy (formerly Cathedral Grade School), or to BJC Hospice – Evelyn’s House.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 11:45 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, from the funeral home for a 12 noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


18 Comments on Patrick Schwartz

Linda & Steve Distler said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2018 at 7:46 PM

Steve & I have many fond memories of Pat. He was a genuinely good-natured and fun-spirited man who would do anything he could for his family and dearest friends. He lived life well and to the fullest. Rest in peace Pat.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Jane Gaubatz said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2018 at 3:15 AM

Dear Margie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Pat. May all of your wonderful memories bring you much comfort at this time. Sympathy and Prayers. Jane Gaubatz

  • Il
Jack LeChien said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2018 at 4:31 AM

Margie and family, my sympathies to you and your family. I think the simplest expression is Pat was a good man and I'm glad he was my friend. Jack and Nancy Le Chien

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Joe & Shirley Gasparich said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2018 at 3:42 AM

Dear Margie, Kevin, Keith, & families, Joe & I extend our heartfelt condolences in your loss of Pat. You will be in our thoughts & prayers as you mourn. Love, Joe & Shirley Gasparich

  • Belleville
  • IL
Shirley Gasparich said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2018 at 3:06 AM

Margie & Family, please accept Joe & my sincere sympathy. You & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers over the next several months as you mourn the loss of Pat. Our heartfelt condolences. Love, Shirley & Joe

  • Belleville
  • IL
Christina (Ysursa) Hoeppel said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Margie, Kevin and Keith- I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your Dad. He always had a smile on his face. Take care and sending prayers.

  • Naperville
  • Illinois
Patricia Hall said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Margie, I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

  • Tallahassee
  • Florida
Henri and Joelle Jacquand said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Dear Margie and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. We keep you and Pat in our prayers. Joëlle and Henri

  • Paris
  • France
Wilma Abernathy said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2018 at 1:43 AM

Margie, Kevin and Keith, so sorry for your loss. Pat will be missed and Monday night Bingo won't be the same.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Sue Ellen Sweet-Carpenter said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Margie, Kevin and Keith, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your great husband and dad. I haven’t seen you all in many years but we certainly have many wonderful memories with Pat of great laughs, yelling at refs/umps, sharing a few cocktails and in general friendship. All my best. Mrs. C

  • Crest Hill
  • Illinois
PATRICK and BARBARA CULLINANE said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Dear Margie and Family, our condolences and good thoughts and prayers for you with the loss of Pat. May you be held in love in the days to come and have good and happy memories to comfort you. P.S. Lovely and joyful picture of Pat

Linda Armstrong said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Our Deepest Condolences Margie, Kevin, Keith and your families on your loss. God Bless and comfort you on your life's journey. Ken and Linda Armstrong

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Colleen Mory said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Margie and family: I was so sad to hear about Pat. What a wonderful man he was! I was blessed to be able to know him. He was a fun loving person. I will never again be able to listen to Funky Cold Medina without thinking about Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Michael Joseph Shively said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 4:30 AM

I will miss you my friend we had a lot of good times together at panorama lanes the world lost a good man but heaven gained a angel.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Chris Friess and Debbie Friess Bunn said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2018 at 2:21 AM

Margie, Kevin & Keith ~ Please accept our sympathy on Pat's passing. We have great memories from bowling many years ago. Although your loss is great, we smile knowing that Ken now has one of his bowling and college buddies with him. Prayers for the entire family and Pat's soul.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
said : administrator Report Nov 28, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Margie and Family, My heart breaks for you. Pat was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly. Rest in Peace, my friend. Dale Strom

said : administrator Report Nov 28, 2018 at 12:44 AM

Our sincere prayers for Pat and the family. Ron and Judy Karcher

  • Ron & Judy Karcher
said : administrator Report Nov 28, 2018 at 12:43 AM

Margie and Family, Please accept our sympathy. We have some good bowling memories--especially when Ken and Chris ran Mascoutah Lanes. We will keep you in our prayers. Ray and Alice Klein

  • Ray and Alice Klein

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