Jacqueline K. Swartz, 93, of Dedham, Mass. and formerly of Albany and Boca Raton, FL, died Friday morning, November 22, 2019, at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham. Born in 1926 in Kingston, N.Y. to Harry and Regina Kaplan, she graduated from Kingston High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Boston University. In 1947, she married the love of her life, Morton H. Swartz of Albany.
During her over forty years as an Albany resident, Jackie worked side by side with Morty who owned the Barbizon Fashion Shops. She participated in merchandising the stores and accompanied Morty on regular buying trips to New York City. At the same time, Jackie ran the household on Ormond Street in Albany and was devoted to her children, Andy and Rick. Jackie enjoyed spending time with her friends at Colonie Country Club, and in later years, wintering in Boca Raton. After relocating to Florida in 1990, she enjoyed playing golf and bridge and spending time with their large circle of friends. After Morty passed away in 2009, Jackie returned to the northeast and lived at NewBridge in Dedham.
She is survived by her sons, Andrew and his wife Beth, of Slingerlands, NY; Richard and his wife, Elizabeth, of Boston, MA; her four grandchildren, Daniel and his wife, Lindsay; Kyra; Brian and his wife, Carolyn Sparkes; and Michael; as well as her great granddaughter Marie.
Services will be held on Monday, November 25, in the Beth Emeth Cemetery, Loudonville at 11 am. Friends are welcome at the home of Andrew and Beth at 33 Carstead Drive, Slingerlands on Monday at 7 pm.
Those wishing to remember Jackie in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY, 12208 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to a charity of one's choice
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