Joel Joseph Schwartz

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Dear Myrna, David & Ray
Yesterday evening, while in Santa Bárbara CA, I was deeply thinking in you so I searched your phone number...and then I found that Joel has died...

I was desvasted, still feel the terrible lost of not having among us

He passes away on the birthday of my younger daughter... nothing is coincidence.
He once told me that I have to choose between grieving for my autistic girl or continue my dreams.


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Posted by: María Ines Verdugo - Santiago Chile   Aug 09, 2018

I know it is trite to say, but the world is a worse place without Joel. If Senator Paul Wellstone had not tragically died in a plane crash while campaigning for president and had in fact won, I think he would have asked Joel to be his Secretary of Health and Welfare. And that would have been a fitting and great choice.

I knew Joel as a classmate in high school, class of 55, but we really became

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Posted by: Stan Wenocur - Volumbia, MD - friend   Jul 30, 2018

Dear Myrna and family, My deepest sympathy for your entire family as you grieve. I am so glad to understand that he had so much family near him and that you have each other to comfort. Sincerely, Katie Rehkopf

Posted by: Katie Rehkopf - Chapel Hill, NC - acquaintance   Jul 16, 2018

Dear Myrna with family,

My deep condolences to you on your husbund Joel passing away. I will never forget how you and Joel took care of me during my staying at UNC in spring 1989. Joel amused me several times with anekdotes on several actual political events.

Sincerely yours

Posted by: A friend   Jul 11, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by: Gina Rushing - Morrisville, NC   Jul 10, 2018

Posted by: Gina Rushing - Morrisville, NC   Jul 10, 2018

Myrna, I offer my heart-felt condolences. I have many many fond memories of stimulating conversations by the lake and in your home. You both were always so gracious, welcoming, and kind to me. You both hold a cherished place in my heart.

Posted by: Barbara chaiken - durham, NC   Jul 09, 2018