James David Schwartz James David Schwartz

James David Schwartz, 87, of Allentown, died January 2, 2017 in Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Beverly Dawn (Hanson) Schwartz. James was a distinguished member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1951 until retiring in 1989. Born in St. Paul, MN, he was the son of the late Fred W. and Alice C. (Swanson) Schwartz. He received a Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and he wrote electrical engineering standards and often organized and led IEEE Conferences. He was a member of the Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown.

Survivors: Son: David Schwartz and his wife Angelia of LaGrange, GA, Grandchildren: Douglas Schwartz of Denton, TX, and Kaitlyn, wife of Michael Thornton of Nanuet, NY, and a Great-Grandson: Logan Thornton.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 A.M. in the Sanctuary of the Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd Allentown, PA 18103. A calling hour will be held on Thursday, from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. in the Church.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Church Memorial Fund.

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