Pvt. Emmet Wayne Schwartz

July 29, 1920 - December 27, 1944
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U.S. Army Private Emmet Wayne Schwartz, age 24, of New Philadelphia, was killed in action while serving in the vicinity of Brandenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on or around December 27, 1944.

Emmet was considered missing in action until December of 1951 when he was declared non-recoverable. His unidentifi…

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U.S. Army Private Emmet Wayne Schwartz, age 24, of New Philadelphia, was killed in action while serving in the vicinity of Brandenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on or around December 27, 1944.

Emmet was considered missing in action until December of 1951 when he was declared non-recoverable. His unidentified remains were buried in Rhone American Cemetery in France, but were formally identified through DNA testing in July of 2021. A lifetime goal of his late son, James Schwartz, was to bring his father’s remains home to his beloved Tuscarawas County.

Born in New Philadelphia on July 29, 1920, Emmet was a son of the late Solomon and Eva Wolfe Schwartz of New Philadelphia and was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia.

Emmet was a 1939 graduate of New Philadelphia High School, when he began working at Hercules Motors in Canton. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 2, 1944 and was transferred to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division on December 11, 1944.

At the time of Emmet’s death, he was survived by his parents, wife, Louise and son, James Schwartz. He was also survived by four brothers, George, Phillip, Edward and Leroy Schwartz, and two sisters, Josephine Hostetler and Anna Glaser. Since Emmet’s passing in 1944, his parents, brothers, sisters, son, grandson, Mark Schwartz and several cousins are now deceased.

Today, Emmet is survived by his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Sue” Schwartz, a grandson Michael Schwartz and many nieces and nephews.

Emmet will arrive back in New Philadelphia on Friday, November 19, 2021, at approximately 11:30 pm. The funeral parade route will be exiting I-77 at the West High Avenue and end at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at 116 2nd St. NE, New Philadelphia. The public is invited to welcome Private Schwartz home along the parade route.

A public memorial service will take place on the steps of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 21, 2021. The public is also invited to pay respects from 2:00 – 4:00 pm that day in the Courthouse rotunda, where Emmet will lie in state. Emmet will be laid to rest on the grave of his late son, James Schwartz, in a private family service at a later date.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Tuscarawas County Courthouse

Address:

125 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Service Information

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Tuscarawas County Courthouse

Address:

125 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Cemetery Information

Emmet will be laid to rest on the grave of his late son, James Schwartz, in a private family service at a later date.


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Born: July 29, 1920
Died: December 27, 1944

Condolences for Pvt. Emmet Schwartz

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Gerry Tinor posted on 11/23/21

Thank you, sir. You made the ultimate sacrifice. May you now Rest In Peace.

 

Sharon Garl posted on 11/22/21

Thank You for your service. . RIP our Hero. You will never be forgotten. My prayers are for your family.

 

Darlene Cetkosky & Robert Welker posted on 11/21/21

We attended the memorial service today and extend our deepest sympathy. Our father was a member of the 121st Infantry, 8th Division, Company G and was wounded on the same day and in the same area (Hurtgen Forest) where Emmett was killed. We toured this battlefield in 2018 and witnessed the foxholes and German pillboxes. It was a very moving experience and when we realized that Emmett and our father were so close in battle on that December day, we wanted to attend todays service to honor Emmett's sacrifice. God Bless!

 

Diane Ankrom Tristano posted on 11/20/21

Thank you for your service, sir! ?? God Bless you!!

 

Mary Shipler posted on 11/20/21

From someone who lost their father in WWII this story brought tears to my eyes. I can feel the emotions of your family. Prayers to all of you.

 

Mary Shipler posted on 11/20/21

From someone who lost their father in WWII, this story brought tears to my eyes. I can feel the emotions felt by your family. Prayers to all of you.

 

Terry & Maryann Cox posted on 11/20/21

A true hero! We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Private Schwartz and his family for their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We are grateful for his return. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Douglas Shonk posted on 11/20/21

Thank you for your service. R.I.P.

 

Claire Milyiori posted on 11/19/21

My dad,Walter Watson ,grew up with the Schwartz s on the South Side . He would always tell stories about how ornery they all were when they were young kids.I'm sure he would be very happy that his friend is finally home. .Sincerely, Claire Watson Milyiori

 

Richard and Kathy Pope posted on 11/19/21

May you now rest in peace Private Emmett Schwartz. You made the ultimate sacrifice and we are thankful for your service. Prayers for the family.

 

Mike Mc Murray . posted on 11/18/21

Thoughts and prayers for the family of a man who gave all for his Country as Freedom comes at a very high cost and Mr. Schwartz paid the altiment price. I worked with Jim and he was a very kind soul and I thank God that Jim's dream has been fulfilled. RIP Emmet (Salute) and Jim reunited in Heaven.

 

Richard Robertson posted on 11/18/21

My condolences and prayers for Private Schwartz’s family. May you all find peace and hope in his return to New Philadelphia. My father was was a good friend of his brother Leroy, and my mother went to NPHS with him. His legacy lives on in all of you I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices he and so many of our finest men and women have made to keep us all safe and free.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 11/18/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of PVT. Emmet Wayne Schwartz, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, PVT. Emmet Wayne Schwartz, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Veda Herstine posted on 11/17/21

Welcome home hero. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

 

Barbara Sheely posted on 11/17/21

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice Pvt. Schwartz. You helped to save the world and the world is eternally grateful. RIP

 

Eva Schwartz Mathias posted on 11/17/21

Dear Uncle Emmit, None of your family that is left ever met you. We are especially proud of you. You were a legend to our family, our hero. You were sadly missed by your (family) Parents your brothers and sisters and your son Jim ,Nieces and nephews and friends. Thank-you for your service and Welcome home.

 

Ron Coventry posted on 11/17/21

I dont know any of the family but what a great honor to bring this hero back to his home.Thank you Mr Schwartz for your service and thank you to his family for making this happen. RIP.

 

Jim Massarelli posted on 11/17/21

My prayers are with your family. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Harry Provan posted on 11/17/21

Welcome home Pvt. Swartz> We all thank you for your service and sacrifice to your country. You answered the call when your country most needed you and the thousands of other young men and women were most needed to defend our country. Brave and valiant all. Thank you.

 

Cindy Jones posted on 11/17/21

Welcome home Pvt. Emmet. Your son, Jim worked diligently to get you back home. Jim would be so happy and proud you are finally coming home to receive the honor and glory you deserve for serving our country. Thank you for your service! Proud to be an American! Proud to have the honor of your return to Tuscarawas County. Happy you will be buried with your son, Jim who worked so hard to get you home to your final resting place.

 

Ron Green posted on 11/17/21

Thank you for your service, Emmet. Welcome home…..??

 

Mary Loy posted on 11/17/21

A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.” That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. All gave some, some gave all. God bless you, Soldier.

 

Melanie Archer posted on 11/16/21

Rest in Peace our Hero...Thank you for your service to our country. We welcome you "home" and we will honor you always..God bless your family as this is a great day for them...

 

Jerry Chenevey posted on 11/16/21

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." Author unknown... "When the call of our country was heard, Emmet Wayne Schwartz answered. Self was forgotten in the cause of the greater good. As a brave man, he marched away with an abiding faith in his God, his country and his flag. The red of our country's flag was made redder still by his heroism. The white, more stainlessly pure by the motives which impelled him. And in the starry field of our nations glorious banner, the blue has been glorified by the by the service he has given for our American ideals."...the VFW Memorial Tribute. Rest in peace Emmet. Jerry Chenevey, VFW Post 1445 Chaplain

 

Michael posted on 11/16/21

Welcome home, hero! Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace!

 

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