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Celebrating the life of

Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz

September 20, 1946 - March 02, 2021

Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz

It is with deepest sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz announces her passing on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the age of 74. Lynne was lovingly surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. 

Lynne and her younger sister Shelley Troshinsky were raised by their mother Frances Jean Gibby in the Bronx, New York. 

While at City University of New York, she met the love of her life Steve, her husband of 51 years. Lynne began her career in teaching and earned two master's degrees and a doctorate in Educational Administration at Columbia University. Together in Rockland County, NY, they raised their children Amy and Matthew, who both learned the value in education from their mother’s passion and followed in her footsteps by earning master’s degrees in Education. For the majority of her career, she worked at Westside High School Day Treatment Program in the Bronx advising underserved youth in the value of education and careers, opening their eyes to options beyond those available on the streets of NYC. Lynne Schwartz not only led an educational program but was also an entrepreneur, starting a successful childcare business and her own cracker line, AmyLynn’s Flax Thins. Her ambition and work ethic drove her to always achieve her goals in providing for her family and a happy retirement. 

Retiring to Savannah, Georgia with Steve and their beloved dog Scruffy, Lynne was able to reap the rewards of her long career of happily achieving new ventures. Lynne volunteered in a pet therapy program with award-winning therapy dog Scruffy. She also became a well-established master gardener and helped start and develop Skidaway Farms. Lynne enjoyed extensive traveling abroad, gardening in her yard no matter what the weather, playing mahjong with friends and sharing her citrous with neighbors. She continued her passion for education at Georgia Southern University to study Spanish and Mandarin, which served her well on her many travels around the world with Steve. She was a lifelong learner and always encouraged everyone she met to learn something new every day. She was an extraordinary woman who will be missed greatly by family, friends, and countless former students. 

A graveside service will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery (330 Bonaventure Road) at 11:00 am EST on Sunday, March 7, followed by Shiva at the Schwartz house beginning at 1:30 pm EST. Due to COVID-19, proper social distancing protocols will be followed, and masks will be required.

Donations may be made in memory of Lynne Schwartz to Therapy Dogs International at https://www.tdi-dog.org/About.aspx or 88 Bartley Road, Flanders, NJ, 07836 and Hospice Savannah at www.hospicesavannah.org or 1352 Eisenhower Drive Savannah, GA 31406

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so sorry about Lynne Mike and Nancy

- michael s fleischmann, savannah, GA

Lynne was an amazing woman and an active part of Landings Working Women. She was always researching, traveling, and making things happen. No sitting for Lynne! We all loved Scruffy, who was a therapy dog. Lynne would take him to visit friends and patients at local hospitals. They also visited local libraries where the children fell in love with this cutie. Lynne dressed him in such cute costumes, which added to the fun. Several years ago, Lynne gave a presentation, with pics, about China to the Landings Working Women members. It was fabulous. We had many questions and learned many things. Lynne was amazing and will be missed.

- Kye Daniels, Savannah, GA

Lynne will forever be in our thoughts and prayers

- Todaro, Hampton , New Jersey

We're shocked and sorry to hear about the death of Lynne my Mandarin & Spanish speaking friend. She was one of the smartest people I ever met with a hunger for learning and interested in everything. She was a great addition to the Savannah community. Beth and Steven Roth

- Beth & Steven Roth, Pasadena, CA

Lynne became my student three years ago in our summer intensive Chinese language program and she spent two hours every day driving between Savannah and Statesboro. Her genuine enthusiasm in Mandarin Chinese inspired and encouraged both me and her fellow peers. Lynne's favorite saying in Chinese is 活到老学到老,which means "Learn as long as you are alive" or "It's never too old to learn". She put this saying into practice. She was literally practicing listening to recordings in Chinese when she was in her last days. She will be dearly missed with respect.

- Zuotang Zhang (Dr. ZZ), Statesboro, Georgia

I was the volunteer director at Hospice Savannah up to the end of last year and have fond memories of Lynne and Scruffy. I am so very shocked and saddened by her death and hope you have lots of happy memories to comfort you in the days and months ahead. Her work with underserved youth and with our patients was valuable and life changing for many.

- Beth Logan, Savannah, GA

I was the volunteer director at Hospice Savannah up to the end of last year and have fond memories of Lynne and Scruffy. I am so very shocked and saddened by her death and hope you have lots of happy memories to comfort you in the days and months ahead. Her work with underserved youth and with our patients was valuable and life changing for many.

- Beth Logan, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200