Quentin Richard Schwartz of Eugene, Oregon died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at home. Per his request, no services will be held.
Quentin was born July 1, 1930 to Fred Schwartz and Loretta (Biehler) Schwartz in Hackensack, New Jersey. Quentin had one older brother, Kenneth. Quentin graduated in 1953 from Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1958 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 1971 he received a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Montana.
He served in the Air Force Reserve at Lowry Field in Denver as a photographer. He later worked for twenty years as a Methodist pastor for the Montana Conference in Plains, Paradise, Libby and Missoula. After teaching Adult Education in Missoula, he moved to Eugene, Oregon where he worked as an administrator and counselor in the Harrisburg School District.
He was passionate about international travel, flying his own airplane, collecting antique tools and spending time at his family cabin near Flathead Lake. Quentin enjoyed many close friends throughout his lifetime including friendships with neighbors, coffee groups, book group and the Pacific Northwest Tool Club.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Sally (Abernathy) Schwartz; his five children, Tim (Sandra) Schwartz, Leslie (Scott Angus) Schwartz, Paul (Lisa) Schwartz, their mother Marian McKay, Brian (Kathy) Mebius, and David Mebius; as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His family would like to express appreciation for all those who provided care and compassion, especially the Signature Hospice professionals: Deb, Josh, Kaseja, Kendal, Sarah and Steve.
Those wishing to make a contribution in his name can please donate to Eugene/Springfield Habitat for Humanity or Junction City Habitat for Humanity.