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Virginia M. Schwartz

Virginia M. Schwartz, 92, formerly of Elyria, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born July 8, 1921 in Utica, New York, and had been a resident of the Cleveland area and Elyria most of her life. Virginia was office manager for National Box and Can Corp. in Cuyahoga Heights from 1968 to 1983 and for Atlas Technical Finishes Inc. in Cleveland from 1983 to 1993, from where she retired. She was a former member of Avon Lake Women’s Chorus.

Virginia is survived by daughters, Lisa M. Rainsong of Cleveland Heights, Jan E. Bruner of East Cleveland and Terry A. Broberg-Swangin of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren, Nielsen Clay and Mary Swangin; and a great grandson, Jaxsen Clay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Schwartz in 1974; parents, Harry and Marion Bridgeford; and a sister, Evelyn Reeves.

Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria handled arrangements. For online condolences, visit

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