In Memory of




Obituary for John Bennett Schwartzman

On Friday, August 7, 2020, John B. Schwartzman, loving husband, caring father and grandfather passed away at the age of 80. John, better known as Johnny or Pop, was born on February 11, 1940, in Baltimore Maryland to Daniel and Dorothy Schwartzman. On December 20th, 1963 he married Sheila Albert and the two spent 57 years happily married with their two sons Peter and Joseph Schwartzman.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and later his Masters and Ph.D. from New York University. Early in his career, John worked for the New York City Planning Department. Following this John was employed by the Bank of New York before spending the majority of his career working in finance at Citibank. John had a passion for education and spent many years teaching graduate classes at Hofstra University in New York. In 1992 John published Forecasting Interest Rates which teaches a proven, easy-to-use system for determining rate trends in finance.

John was an avid reader, lover of jazz music had a great interest in history and was a strong supporter of his grandchildren in their athletic careers. Pop is remembered by his wife, children, and grandchildren for always reading the New York Times and dousing his food in Old Bay Seasoning. John also loved dogs and never failed to check in on how his granddogs were doing. He was a devoted sports fan, not only supporting his 6 grandchildren but also supporting the New York Yankees and Giants. John also spent many years volunteering for a variety of organizations including, the New York Society for the Deaf, Nassau County Holocaust Museum, Docent - Narrow Gauge RailRoad, United Jewish Appeal, and the Platelet Society. John spent the majority of his life living on Long Island in New York and moved to Portland Maine with his wife in 2010.

John is survived by his wife Sheila of South Portland ME., sister Ellen (husband Rick Kelson) of New York City, NY., his two sons Peter (wife Anne Buehl) of Darien CT., Joe (wife Edie) of Kennebunk ME., plus his six grandchildren Laura and Emily of Darien CT., Kyra, Hallie, Lily and Landon of Kennebunk ME.

Family and friends are invited to attend a service on Tuesday, August 11 from 11:00-12:30 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, 3121 Hotel Road, Auburn, ME 04210 in John’s memory.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." FB

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Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.