Harold Schwartz

SCHWARTZ, HAROLD, 88, of Sarasota, FL and Cranston, RI, passed away on March 20, 2016.  He was the beloved husband of Lillian (Newman) Schwartz for 63 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Louis and Mary Schwartz, he had lived in Sarasota for the last 11 years, and had previously lived in Pawtucket and Providence.  Harold was the devoted father of Michael Schwartz (Cynthia) and Bobbie Friedman (Brian).  He was the loving grandfather of Matthew Schwartz. He is survived by his brother Samuel Schwartz and his sisters Sylvia Mandell and Rosilyn Wetstone.  Harold was a proud CPA for many years following his graduation from RI State College (now URI) in 1950.  He later received his Masters degree in Taxation from Bryant University.  He was a founding partner in the accounting firm Jarcho Schwartz Yarlas and Santilli.  Harold was a WW II veteran of the Coast Guard and later served in the US Naval Reserve.  Among his many civic activities he was the Financial Secretary of Temple Emanu-El in Providence for many years. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the RI Jewish Historical Association, or Temple Emanu-El. Shiva will be observed at 4 Dean Ridge Drive, Cranston on Wednesday following the funeral until 8pm and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. On Friday March 23, shiva will be observed at 425 Meshanticut Valley Pkwy, Cranston from 1-4pm.



  1. Doug Mellion
    Mar 22, 2016

    Arlene and I send to you our deepest sympathy. You were so fortunately to have your father for so many years.

  2. Marilyn & Ben
    Mar 22, 2016

    Harold was a true friend for many years. We miss him.Our sympathy to the family

  3. Doug and Gail Ricci
    Mar 23, 2016

    Life passes most people by quickly. Sadly, some people never have as lasting a friendship as I had with Harold. For over fifty years through good times and bad, through laughter and tears, Harold was always there for the Ricci family. A true friend has left us but will never be forgotten.
    “May the wind be always at your back, my the sun shine warm upon your face.”
    Doug and Gail

  4. nancy eisenberg
    Mar 23, 2016

    Harold – part of the family…..Lil’s husband,…..Bobbie and Michael’s father…….whether it was pearls, Lil or Dad, there was Harold – always a good friend, always dear.

  5. Scott Ageloff
    May 8, 2016

    I have only fond memories of Harold, a family friend and special friend of my father’s. I remember best his kind manner and good humor. He will be missed.

  6. Adam Schwartz
    Nov 11, 2017

    I have nothing but the greatest memories of Uncle Yussel, as my father made us call him. Lillian and Harold took me in and were there for me when I was younger and needed guidance in my life. I will never forget how extremely caring both of them were. I eventually made a life for myself on the West Coast and a day doesn’t go by that I wonder if I made the right decision as it took me away from my family. It’s been very difficult not having them in my life all these years. I was always envious of my cousins Michael and Roberta having such great parents. G-dspeed Uncle Yussel.

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