William Joseph Schwarze, formerly from Cape Canaveral, FL, passed away at the age of 95. Bill was born in Irvington, New Jersey to John and Marie Schwarze. He graduated from Nutley High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. After his discharge, Bill used his GI Bill to attend college at Marquette and Rutgers where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Curtiss Wright in New Jersey; Link in New York; and Boeing, PRC, Lockheed and United Space Alliance in Florida. He retired in 2000. He loved his family, playing golf and travelling in his RV. He had a wonderful memory and never forgot a face. He could still name all his teachers, plus the presidents and vice presidents.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of 34 years. He is also survived by his daughter Lois from Georgia, his stepdaughter Kathy Hoskins (Ralph) from Rockledge, FL and stepson Jay Winkler (Kelly) Knoxville, TN, grandchildren Renee, Andrew, Skyler and Taylor, and great grandchildren Kinsley and Reed. Bill was preceded in death by his son Billy, and his brothers John and Robert.
Visitation will be at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home 101 N Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 on Monday October 2nd from 4:00PM - 6:00PM. The memorial service will be held at Our Saviour Catholic Church 5301 N Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL on Tuesday October 3, 2023 at 11:00AM. Interment will take place with full military honors at 2:00PM the same day in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL.