Alvan “Al” R. Schwartz, M.D., died peacefully in his home at the age of 88, surrounded by his family on February 13, 2022.
Dr. Schwartz was born and grew up in Springfield, MA, son of the late Jack and Edna Schwartz. He graduated from Dartmouth College (Class of 1955), then graduated from Tufts Medical School (Class of 1959), served honorably as an officer (Major) in the U.S. Army, and was the first neurologist to practice medicine between Boston and Portland, Maine. He met his wife Janice (Segal) Schwartz while he was in medical school, and they were married in 1960.
Shortly after getting married, Al and Jan moved to the North Shore where they have lived for the last six decades and where they raised their three children, Larry, David, and Sue. Quality time with his family was always his priority— whether it was on family ski trips to Vermont, boating around Cape Ann, or traveling around the world.
His family considered Dr. Schwartz a “Renaissance Man.” He had a successful 36-year career as a neurologist, and was also a talented sculptor, photographer, author of a published travel book, and an avid gardener. He was a quiet, pensive, loving person, with a wonderful sense of humor. His greatest pleasures involved spending time with his best friend and wife of 62 years, Jan, his children and their spouses, and his 10 grandchildren. He was beloved and will be sorely missed.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy made be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital www.stjude.org.