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Sidney Schwartz Family



Sidney Schwartz Family


Sidney Schwartz was born in Bronx, New York  City, son of Morris Schwartz and Sarah Mayersohn, of Rumanian descent. There were three other sons in the family: Stanley of New Jersey, deceased; Norman of New York; and Ronnie of Florida.


Sidney served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during World War II, and one of the bases where he served was located at Palacios, Texas. At that time, Richard and Florence Gusman were directors for the U. S. O., and while on an outing at Matagorda Beach, they introduced Sidney to Sarah Kogutt.  Sidney and Sarah were married on May 13, 1945, at Galveston, Texas, by Rabbi Henry Cohen. After spending a short time in New York City, Sidney and Sarah returned to Bay City to make their home. 


Sidney and Sarah’s children were Fredell Schwartz Sansom who lived in Tuscola, Texas; Harvey who lived in Houston; and Stacy who lived in Bay City. There were also four grandchildren.


Sidney Schwartz was a certified life underwriter, a public accountant, a stock broker, and a financial planner. 


He was a Chairman of the Democratic Party of Matagorda Country. Sidney was treasurer for the Bay City Lions Club for twenty-two years, and also served as secretary-treasurer of the Rice Festival for twenty-two years. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award for outstanding citizenship as a Lion member. Sidney was secretary of the Little League Association for nine years; served on the United Way in various offices; was treasurer of Ducks Unlimited, a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, and the Shrine Club.


Sidney was a Past President of Shearith Israel Congregation, served on the board of directors, and was a past president of B’nai B’rith. He was also a Hadassah “Associate.”


Sarah was a life member of Hadassah, secretary of Hadassah for six years, and treasurer of Beth David Center for four years.


Sidney Schwartz - 1984

Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, p 469        Typed by Faye Cunningham.


BAY CITY - Sarah Kogutt Schwartz, 89, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1921 in Bay City to the late Pincus "Pete" Kogutt and Leah Roseman Kogutt.

Sarah was the first generation born in the United States to immigrant parents. She lived in Bay City all her life. She was married to her husband, Sidney, for 65 years. They met on Matagorda Beach in 1944 and were married in Galveston on May 13, 1945. She was an important part of Sidney's business, serving as his secretary. She enjoyed playing FreeCell in her later years. She loved her family and took great pride in her grandchildren. She also loved to travel. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband: Sidney Schwartz of Bay City; her daughter, Fredell Sansom of Tuscola; her sons: Harvey Schwartz and wife Lynn of Suwanee, Ga., and Stacy Schwartz and wife Tonya of Bay City; by a brother: Samuel Kogutt and wife Irene of Dallas; by nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by siblings: Israel "Pete" Kogutt, Raye Kogutt Guzick, and Albert Kogutt; and by a granddaughter: Autumn Paige Sansom.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Sherith Israel Cemetery in Wharton with Rabbi Gideon Estes officiating.

The honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bastyr University, Autumn Sansom Memorial Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 4, 2011                  Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott


Sidney Schwartz
(February 1, 1918 - November 23, 2014)

Sidney Schwartz, 96 of Bay City, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at home surrounded by his immediate family. He was born February 1, 1918 in New York, New York to the late Morris and Sarah Schwartz.

Sidney moved to Bay City in 1944. He met his wife of 65 years on Matagorda Beach in 1944 and they were married in Galveston, TX on May 13, 1945. He worked as a Financial Advisor and Tax Preparer until his death. His work ethic and longevity was admired by all.

He was honorably discharged from The United States Air Force after 3 years, 9 months and 7 days. He was stationed at Camp Hulen in Palacios, TX during World War II. Some of his accomplishments include being awarded his Chartered Life Underwriter in 1975. He was a life member of the Texas Leaders Roundtable, National Association of Life Underwriters, National Society of Accountants and was a Registered Representative of The National Association of Security Dealers.

Sidney had served as the Matagorda County Democratic Chairman for over 20 years. He was also the County Chairman of Ducks Unlimited as well as The United Fund. He was also very active with The Boy Scouts and the Bay City Little League. He was selected “Man of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of Lions Club joining in 1961. He had served in all leadership positions. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award from the Lions Club in 1976.

His proudest accomplishment would have been his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings: Ronnie, Norman, and Stanley; his wife Sarah Kogutt Schwartz; his granddaughter, Autumn Paige Sansom; and by his son-in-law Mickey Sansom.

He is survived by his daughter, Fredell Sansom of Tuscola, TX; his sons, Harvey Schwartz and wife Lynn of Atlanta, GA., and Stacy Schwartz and wife Tonya of Bay City, TX; by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Sherith Israel Cemetery, Wharton, TX with Rabbi Giddeon Estes of Congregation Or Ami, Houston, TX officiating. The honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bastyr University, Autumn Paige Sansom Memorial Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 14500 Juanita Dr., Kenmore, WA 98028, or Congregation Or Ami, 3443 Wilcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77042.


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