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Mario J. Schwartz

December 03, 1974 - August 26, 2023


Obituary For Mario J. Schwartz

Age 48, unexpectedly on Saturday, August 26, 2023, of Whitehall, formerly of Knoxville and Jersey City.

Forever love and life partner of Sam Owens (Michael St. John); son of the late Sandra Schwartz (Chemas) and Mario Ruiz. Mario will be missed by his Pittsburgh family: brother, Bob Farmer (Laura) and their children; Alyx, Matthew, Sarai, Elizabeth and Hannah; his sister, Kayla Chemas (Mike); and by uncles and aunts Butch, Debbie, Peg, Tim and the late Larry. He will also be missed by his Camden family: brothers, Mario AKA Junior Ruiz, Angel (Carmen) Ruiz, Manuel "Manny" (Agnes) Ruiz, Anthony (Keena) Ruiz and sisters, Marilyn Ruiz, Cathy (Frank) Lopez, Maria Rivera (Duane Fick) and Mirna (Larry) Hernandez. Also survived by countless cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. As per Mario's wishes, funeral services were held lovingly and privately. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Details will be announced soon. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. The amount of love and support shown has been overwhelming and is so very much appreciated. If you feel it necessary to help in any way, monetary donations are welcome. This will help ease future financial burdens for Sam. Please visit the GoFundMe link @https://gofund.me/c4b98f68.

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  • 09/15/2023

    Mario was someone I always looked up to, he was always a light when he was around. He always made me laugh and I'll be forever grateful to him for throwing my friend group a prom during the pandemic in 2020. The end of senior year was hard and we were so sad to miss big events like this and he planned such an amazing prom for us. He gave us a beautiful close prom with friends even though it was a risk for him. He's forever a part of my life and I'll miss him dearly. I think about him constantly. Love you Mario and Michael

  • 09/02/2023

    I am saddened to hear this news about the loss of your beloved Mario. Praying for strength for you during this difficult time. -June Robeson

  • 08/31/2023

    My deepest sympathy to Mario's family. Mario was a kind and loving person. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

  • 08/29/2023

    What a tremendous loss for all of us. My greatest moment recently was seeing him 2 weeks ago at the Pink concert. Mario was such a wonderful person.

  • 08/29/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss he was a great man 🙏

  • 08/29/2023

    Earth is missing an Angel. Always remember to find Marios Love inside of your heart. Peace and prayers to all of us lucky enough to have shared a brief moment or a lifetime with Mario.

  • 08/28/2023

    Even though I never got to meet Mario, I have known Michael for at least 100 years. I can only imagine how special the person was that managed to hold Michael's heart. All my love and support.

  • 08/28/2023

    Mario was so very friendly and I'll always remember he always had a big smile on ! Shawn Marie Gorring and Lake Erie Regiment Indoor guard

  • 08/28/2023

    One of the nicest people I have ever met and so enjoyed working with on a few projects. You will be missed Mario. Rest in peace.

  • 08/28/2023

    I am so very sorry for your lost. I hadn't seen mario in a lot of years. But I always like him. Prayers and Sympathy to the family.