Arnold Martin Swartz, 82

Arnie and Joyce Swartz celebrating their granddaughter’s graduation from law school

We note with sorrow the passing of Arnold “Arnie” Martin Swartz, 82, on Aug. 3. Born Jan. 17, 1935, he was a decades-long resident of Great Neck.

Arnie, as he was known to his friends and beloved wife, Joyce, was an active Rotarian, a sports fanatic and the sharpest-dressed man in every room.

Joyce and Arnie Swartz

He was a person who took pride in productivity. Until the week before he passed, he could be found in the office of his family’s business, working among relatives and friends.

Arnie enjoyed making people laugh, watching the news on Sundays and drinking double-decaf espressos.

Young Arnie Swartz

He loved ginger candies, Italian cookies and celebrating the Jewish holidays. But, above all else, Arnie was a devoted family man. Nothing gave him greater joy than spending time with his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, three children, three children-in-law and 10 grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

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