Mrs. Selma Salzman Schwartz passed away peacefully at her home in Thomasville, N.C., on Sunday. She was 82.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday December 05, 2018 in the Hebrew Cemetery, 3907 Main St. High Point, NC 27265.
Selma was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Edward and Ethel Salzman and was a graduate of Scott High where she was yearbook editor, and the University of Toledo. She met Leon Schwartz, also a UT grad, at a campus function, and the two were wed in Toledo at B’nai Israel Synagogue in 1958. She was a school teacher early in her marriage but soon “retired” to raise her three children.
The family moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1975 when Leon was appointed CEO of The Indoor Billboard Corp. She had a head for figures and eventually took over the bookkeeping, payroll and other office functions for the firm. She was a fantastic homemaker and loved the horses, goat and barn kitties that the move to North Carolina afforded. Selma also loved her most recent grandpups; Roxy, Rosco, Hennessy.
Following the death of Leon in 2001, Selma moved to High Point where she resided until her move to Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville earlier this year. She is survived by her son Kevin Schwartz of St. Petersburg, Fla., her daughters and sons-in-law Shelly and Bill Richardson of High Point, N.C., and Lisa and Brad Grossman of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., sister Dorothy Ganden of Toledo, Ohio, and grandchildren Alex Grossman, Erica Richardson, Kasey Grossman and Sarah Richardson.
She was a member of B’nai Israel Synagogue in High Point, and it’s Sisterhood. In Charlotte she volunteered at the Jewish Community Center for many years.
Memorials may be directed charitably to B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1207 Kensington Drive High Point, N.C., 27262. 336-884-5522.