Darlene Marie Schwartz

October 22, 2022
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Penn Yan – Darlene Marie Schwartz, age 80, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

A Funeral Service will be held honoring her life at Zion Fellowship Church at 5188 Bristol Road, Canandaigua, New York, on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Family Life Ministries, P.O. Box 506, Bath, NY 14810.

Darlene was born on October 7, 1942 in Canandaigua, New York, to Frederick and Betty LaDue Mitchell.  She graduated from Marcus Whitman High School and married Carl J. Schwartz (Sr.).   They lived their lives together in Middlesex and served as Youth Directors at the Middlesex Baptist Church, where they were members, from the early 1980s well into the 1990s.  Darlene actively attended Zion Fellowship services.

Darlene was employed as a bus driver for Marcus Whitman, when she was not busy raising her four children.  She later was a vendor at the Lown’s House of Shoppes selling her wares at “Darlene’s Place”.

Darlene is survived by her four children, Yvonne (Leo) Campbell, Carlene (Clark) Kelsey, Sr.,  Carl (Kerri) Schwartz, Jr., and Quintin (Mary) Schwartz, Sr.; as well as her 18 grandchildren, Lauren (CJ) Pollock, Ryan (Emma) Campbell, Aaron (Haylee) Campbell, Kaitlyn (Volodymyr) Aleksyeyev; Megan Campbell, Clark (Rachel) Kelsey, Jr., Anna Laura (Kyle) Ierley, Prescott (Anna) Kelsey, Emma Danae (Daniel) Droz, Ruby Schwartz, Lily Schwartz, Daisy Schwartz, Thorn Schwartz, Quintin (Alexandra) Schwartz, Jr., Jacob (Camille) Schwartz, Jennifer Stalker, Jason Stalker, Allison Panzica and Ethan Panzica; and 8 great-grandchildren, Avalon and Maeva Pollock, Isaac Kelsey, Matthias Kelsey, Elijah Schwartz-Belmore, Quinn and Ryker Schwartz, and Athena Schwartz.

She is also survived by her three brothers, Rick Mitchell, Victor (Kay) Mitchell and Adrian (Sandy) Mitchell; brother-in-law, Edward (Mary Janet) Schwartz; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Darlene was predeceased by her parents as well as her husband, Carl J. Schwartz (Sr.); her brother, David Mitchell; and her sister-in-law, Anne Mitchell. 

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence for the Schwartz family.


Funeral Service

Zion Fellowship Church

Saturday, October 29, 2022
5:00 PM
5188 Bristol Road
Canandaigua, NY
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William Gleason from Lima, NY on Oct. 25, 2022

We have known Darlene and Carl since 1981 when we moved to Middlesex. This couple were really Angels performing a mission for young people, bringing them to the Lord. The Best friends anyone could ever have. Darlene loved Music and played wonderful.

Samantha Campbell from Bloomfield, New York on Oct. 25, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Really didn't know her that well, but she was a sweet lady. She always wanted to go into the kitchen and try to get all the dessert before dinner. She will be terribly missed.

Tommy Miller from Naples, NY on Oct. 25, 2022

We're so sorry for your family's loss! She was a beautiful woman!

Judy Beauchemin from 3179 Italy Friend Rd. Branchport, NY 14418 on Oct. 26, 2022

So sorry you have lost such a special woman in your lives. We know she is with the Lord. I am sorry that I have been so sick that I won't be able to come to support you and your family at the funeral services. My heart and prayers are with all of you.

Katherine bulman from Penn Yan on Oct. 27, 2022

Our condolences to Darlene's family. We have fond memories of Darlene at the Lown's store. She will be sadly missed by all. Kathy and Ron Bulman

Mike Santee from Rushville, New York on Oct. 31, 2022

Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences. I was fortunate to take many trips on the Church Bus from Middlesex with your dad and mom. I was a curious kid, always asking questions. Why does the bus make this noise, why does it do that...etc No question ever seemed too big or to go unanswered. Except on the railroad tracks she'd say Mr. Schwartz won't be able to hear the train unless we are completely silent; he'd just chuckle and smile. I loved riding that old bus. There were few people who could play the organ with the love and passion that Mrs. Schwartz did. Young children see what we do and how we do it; what did I see. I saw a woman who lived for Christ, and loved for Christ. Many years have gone by and I know my life has been greater having known Mrs. Schwartz- a good and faithful servant.

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