Dr. Enrique Schwarz, April 25, 2013, Age 84. Late of Flossmoor, IL. Beloved husband of Janet Schwarz, nee Hosmann. Dear father of Elisa (Philip) Zellner, David Schwarz, Daniel (Lori) Schwarz, Alex (Samantha) Schwarz, and Natasha (Matthew) Bergeron. Fun loving grandfather of Ross and Eric Zellner, Jonathan Schwarz, Alexander and Phoebe Schwarz, Remy and Simone Bergeron. Cherished son of the late Abraham and Paz [nee Monroy] Schwarz. Fond brother of the late Dr. Jorge Schwarz. Enrique Schwarz, MD, dedicated more than 50 years to the south suburban community as a physician, leader, teacher, and art enthusiast. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1928 Dr. Schwarz graduated from the University of Mexico City in 1951 and completed his medical training there in 1953.
He moved to the United States where he completed his residencies at Goldwater Memorial and Bellevue Hospitals in New York, before pursuing an academic career as assistant professor of radiology at the University of Illinois, where he published over 20 articles in respected medical journals. In April 1960, Dr. Schwarz transitioned to private practice at Hazel Crest General Hospital, where he held several leadership positions including president of the medical staff and chairman of the department of radiology. He was a founding physician of the new South Suburban Hospital and served as a member of the board of directors for many years.
He continued to train future physicians, remaining active as a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois. During his distinguished career, Dr. Schwarz earned many professional honors including Fellow, American College of Radiology and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Schwarz was not only a fine physician and exemplary leader, but he also had a passion for the arts and loved to travel. He was an avid painter, sculptor and even a licensed welder. Dr. Schwarz shared his artistic talents with the community serving as president of the Physicians’ Art Association. Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL. Interment was private at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Advocate South Suburban Hospital in memory of Dr. Enrique Schwarz would be appreciated. Arrangements by Tews Funeral Home, 708-798-5300 or www.tewsfuneralhomes.com.