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Francis J. Schwab

February 21, 1937 — November 14, 2022

Francis J. Schwab

Francis J. Schwab, age 85, of Perry, NY and formerly of Warsaw, NY, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the Wyoming County Community Skilled Nursing Facility where he had been residing.

He was born in Warsaw, New York on February 21, 1937 a son to the late Augustus M. and Anna R. (Crayhan) Schwab.


After attending Warsaw Central School, Fran served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959 and was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. He worked over 40 years at the former Champion Products in Perry, NY and supervised the folding department there in his later years. He also worked part time at the former Archway Cookie plant in Perry. After retiring in 1998, Fran stayed busy helping many Perry residents with lawn mowing and other handyman services. Fran enjoyed hosting family holiday gatherings at his home on Dolbeer Street.


He is survived by his partner of 37 years: Betty J. Livingston, 2 sisters: Rose M. Boxler of Varysburg and Joan E. (John) Knab of Varysburg, brother: Raymond A. (Nadine) Schwab of Tonawanda, daughter: Brenda (Joe) Salzano of Ashland, MA, son: Kenneth (Christine) Schwab of Perry, NY and granddaughters Lindsay Schwab and Laura Schwab of Rochester, NY, along with many nieces and nephews.


Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his ex-wife: Laura B. (Maxson) Schwab, sisters: Margaret M. Preen, Cecilia R. Lyons, Teresa L. Berger, Marie G. Schwab, Irene A. Wilkins and Eleanor F. Busch, brothers: Pvc. John F. Schwab, Bernard T. Schwab and Robert J. Schwab.


Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Fran will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or the Veterans Association of America (www.vetsaa.org/donation).


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