Louis Schwartz ’54 died on September 26, 2008, in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Born in Peabody, Mass., he graduated valedictorian from St. John’s Prep in Danvers. He graduated from Bowdoin summa cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity, and went on to earn his medical degree from Tufts University in 1957.After an internship at Hartford Hospital, and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maimonides Hospital in NewYork, he began a forty-year career in private practice in Hartford. He was on the staff of several hospitals and served as a medical director at MD Health Plan until his retirement in 1997. A life-long sports enthusiast, he coached youth basketball and football in the 1960s and 1970s and was a team parent and physician for Kingswood-Oxford boys and Loomis-Chaffee girls lacrosse and ice hockey team in the late 1970s. He was a former member of the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford and a member at his death of the Congregation Beth Israel there. He is survived by his wife Judith; two sons, Scott and Jeffrey; a daughter, Amy Bernheim ’86; and six grandchildren.