Zachary Shwartz

Zachary Benjamin Shwartz

Wednesday, November 3rd, 1993 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Zachary Shwartz, of Boston, entered into rest on August 27, 2020 at the age of 26. Devoted and loving son of Lisa Kipnis Shwartz and the late Dr. Matthew Shwartz. Loving husband of Jacqueline Finkielsztein. Devoted grandson of Sheila and the late Maurice Kipnis and Shirley and the late Howard Shwartz. Loving brother to Jared and Alexandra Shwartz, Rachel Shwartz Tye and Jordan Tye. Adored uncle of Remi and Cooper Shwartz. Son-in-law of Jany and Marco Finkielsztein. Brother-in-law of Jessica Finkielsztein and Michael Chudacoff and Laurie Finkielsztein. He is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and friends who Zachary always considered family. Zachary will be sorely missed by his treasured dogs Brady and Charlie.

Born in Boston and raised in Peabody, Zachary graduated from Epstein Hillel School in 2008 and Gann Academy in 2012. Zachary earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, Accounting and Finance from Boston University in 2016. He most recently worked at Akelius Residential Property as a Transactions and Valuations Analyst.

Zachary was a natural leader and true mensch in his community. He was an engaged member of the Board of Directors at Epstein Hillel School, where he was the first young alumnus nominated and elected as a member. Zachary was one of the first recipients of the Adam Madorsky Alumni Social Justice Award for his work at Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and Special Olympics. He was an adored and admired Head Coach through Special Olympics, where he led teams of athletes in basketball, softball, soccer and track. He was recognized as volunteer of the year for his dedication. Zachary loved all Boston sports and never hesitated to travel around the country for opening days, World Series, Superbowls and more. His enduring acts of kindness will continue to live on in all whose lives he touched.

Shortly before his death, Zach was volunteering on the Epstein Hillel School Tuition Task Force, a group of staff, parents, and alumni working together to make a Jewish Day School education affordable for all on the North Shore. A scholarship fund has been established in his memory to continue his work of making Hillel affordable and accessible to all. Contributions supporting his work can be made at

Due to covid-19, the burial will be private. A public memorial will be planned at a future date. Please call the family in advance for shiva visitation during the week.
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    Tifereth Israel Memorial Park
    232 Fuller Street
    Everett, MA 02149
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Harry and Marcia Hochman

Posted at 07:51pm
With heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this terrible time.

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Cathlene (Thackaberry) Heideman

Posted at 09:41pm
To all of Zach'a family. I was so sorry to I hear about your loss. The pain from the loss of a loved one never completely goes away. Sending healing light.

Beverly Strasnick-Barreiro

Posted at 01:16pm
With heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
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Beverly Barreiro

Posted at 01:05pm
Lisa. I am so devastated to hear the news about Zachary. My sincere condolences are with you and your family at this unimaginable time. ❤️

Doreen and Don Harris

Posted at 08:23am
Dear Lisa, We are so sorry to hear of Zachary's passing. We are thinking of you and your family.
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