John “Sonny” J. Schwartz, 79, of Sarasota, Florida passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was born June 28, 1940, in Berne to John A. and Barbara Schwartz. He was married for 59 years to his wife, Edna.
He went to Sarasota in 2016 from Berne. He attend the Apostolic Christian Church with his son and loved harness racing for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of Sarasota, Florida; two sons, Edwin Mark Schwartz; and Tim (Paulette) Schwartz; two daughters, Char (Robin) Burkholder; and Lisa (Chris) Fatzie; and five grandchildren, Cayla, Clayton, Tristen, Jayden and Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Amos “Bud” Schwartz; and sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Edward Hilty.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, March 13 at Palm Grove Mennonite Church, 1087 Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida. Burial will be at Palms Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.
Arrangements provided by Maloney Funeral Home in Sarasota, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.MFHcares.com.