Tommy Schwartz

Profile Updated: December 8, 2016
Residing In: White City, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Lee
Occupation: Commercial Construction Estimator
Children: Donna Michele and Kimberly Rae - both born in 1972. We have a grandson by each of them: Dylan James More…Higgs (1993 Kim) and Gage Aaron Clark (2010 Donna). At present we have one son-in-law, Gordon Aaron Clark. Kim tells us we may soon have another...guess I'll wait until that one is official.
Military Service: U.S. Air Force  

I have lived in Fort Pierce since graduation except 4 year in the U.S. Air Force. As when I was in school, I have continued to play music mostly locally on a continuous basis.
Jan 15, 2012 - As of now I am down to one band again, only the Easy People. Makes it easier just playing ocasionally and for larger jobs. I guess we are getting too old to spend 3 night a week honky tonkin'. Still love it as much as always although.

School Story:

Sorry but from the beginning of 7th grade to the end of 12th, I didn't care to much about it and I guess I pretty much showed that in my attitude and grades. I don't ever remember taking a book home or even giving a crap about what the class was doing. What a big change from 6th grade with Mrs. Dugan. I was pretty much on or near the honor roll all the time.
IRCC was when I finally took school seriously again. I only received an Associates Degree, but managed to accumulate in the area of 126 Credit Hours. It took me a few years to decide what I wanted a degree in and basically took classes that I was interested in. I love the time a spent at IRCC. (Sorry DMHS, I had a pile of friends but just never got serious about you.) I did like my time in Mr. West's class. What a difference from Mr. Price's English class. I always felt if he spent less time looking down his nose he would have been a better teacher. Not that he wasn't smart, but you have to make a student feel like he can identify with you. Now, Mr. Beidenharn, I did like his class. I would skip PE and spend to periods with him. One day, Coach Chapman saw me watching my class from the Art room window. He came running around the building to catch me and Mr. B hid me in that closet that was between the rooms of the portable. Coach Chapman caught up with me at the end of the year and made me run a mile for everyday he had taken roll and had me marked absent. He gave me a "D" so I could graduate. I guess he was pretty good guy too. Well, time to take my wife for lunch (it is her birthday today - Jan 15) Plus she thinks I am writing a note to my girlfriend or something (just kidding)

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Death 17 Oct 2018 (aged 67)

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA


We just found out we had Hale as passing a year earlier.

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Hi Tommy. Please send out an email blast about first committee meeting. Thank you

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Gail Theresa Hurst of Winter Garden, Florida | 1951 - 2018 | Obituary

Gail Theresa Hurst

December 01, 1951 - February 05, 2018

Gail Theresa Hurst was born December 1, 1951 to the late Charles and Margaret Hurst in Fort Pierce, Florida. She accepted God at an early age and was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Pierce. In her formative years she attended segregated public schools in St. Lucie County. Where in 1968 became first graduating class to integrate Dan McCarty High during the turbulent years of racial unrest. The racial inequities in her youth left an indelible impression on her life. She was inspired by her grandmother, Viola Jay and mothers’ community social activism astutely aware of her humble beginnings from mothers’ staged debates against sisters and oldest brother on topics of racial inequality.

She obtained a Bachelors’ Degree from Florida A&M University and became a License Dietician working with the elderly and less fortunate in Tallahassee, Florida. In the mid-seventies she was employed by Indian River Community College as Coordinator of a Federal funded program to meet educational needs of migrant workers. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Education. In 1978 Gail embarked on another professional endeavor to give back to enrich educational needs of our youth. She taught third grade in Orange County Public schools retiring in 2012 after 35 years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Epsilon-Epsilon Zeta Chapter actively servicing her community and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando. Monday morning, February 5, 2018, Gail quietly passed away at Vitas Hospital in Winter Garden, Florida after a long illness. Gail without question was dedicated to her family had a unique relationship with each member.  Her loving generous and kindred spirit could only be equaled by the contagious nature of her smile and quick wit.

Those who will always cherish her giving, and nurture her memories, she leaves to mourn her passing: one daughter, Lori Tramble of Orlando, Florida; one granddaughter and grandson, Tahara Cherry and Vincent Haslam of Orlando; two sisters, Regina Hurst of U. S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sheryl Hurst- Williams of Ft. Pierce; two brothers, Mark Middlebrooks of Winter Garden, Florida, KhaleeqHodari (formally Kenny Hurst) of Atlanta, Georgia; six nieces, Natrice Clark, Christina Akeyla Williams, Tiquilia Cook, Tiffani Middlebrooks all of Fort Pierce; Keisha Hurst, of Miami, Florida; Angela Owens of Houston, Texas; Jasmine Hurst of Ellenwood, Georgia; Halima Hodari of Atlanta, Georgia; five nephews, La Mário Williams, Augustus Irving, Nate Mandela Hurst, Latavius  Morris, all of Fort Pierce; Mark Middlebrooks Jr. of Indianola, Mississippi; one beloved sister in-law of Atlanta Georgia, BouchraHodari; a host of loving great nieces and nephews, cousins and relatives; devoted classmates and friends, Linda Carter-Anderson, Vanessa Williams, Voncille Thompson of Orlando, Loretta Richardson-Spivey and Vivian Jordan-Edwards of Fort Pierce, Ladine Stallworth of Clermont, Florida, special family friend; Patricia Lee- Brumsey sorrowing neighbors and friends too numerous to name.

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We have received information that Marcus has passed away but as yet don't have any details.  I found his Facebook page but it didn't lead to anything.  There are no obituaries that match him anywhere even though we received information that there is one.  But, the email address that was given no longer works. 

May 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Tommy !!! Hope you have a great day.

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Hey Brother your new Rambling is posted - please send and eBlast to you class

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Tommy, please send an email to your class - I have posted a Message for Mother's Day - the email is timely

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Welcome to your class website Larry. If you have any problems figuring it out, just ask. Again, Welcome. Tommy Schwartz

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Posted on: Nov 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Well, welcome to our class website Anne. Sorry you missed some of the best years of our live but we all understand. Welcome back and be sure to stay in touch. And please tell us more about what you did during these years. You probably went to Fort Pierce Elementary when you lived here. Who's class were you in. I'm sure some people may remember you from that.

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