In Memoriam

Dick Schwarzschild

Dick Schwarzschild

Richard J. "Dick" Schwarzschild


Thomas Jefferson High School


Bliley's Funeral Homes Central Chapel

3801 Augusta Ave

Richmond, VA

SCHWARZSCHILD, Richard J. "Dick", 75, passed away December 13, 2021. Dick was predeceased by his father, Richard I. Schwarzschild; and mother, Betty Berne Schwarzschild. He is survived by his longtime companion and friend, Beverley Trinkle; his sister, Ellen Schwarzschild Kreuter; brother, J. William "Bill" Schwarzschild (Ruby); nieces, Wendy Kreuter (Kenny Salken), Shari Kreuter Layburn (Mark); nephews, Joseph Schwarzschild and Barry Schwarzschild, and many grandnieces and nephews. Dick attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond and the University of Virginia. He was an army reserves specialist from 1969 to 1976. Dick worked for four years at Schwarzschild Jewelers before moving into the insurance industry at USF&G, where he enjoyed a 26-year career, retiring in 1996. He served on the advisory investment committee at the Weinstein JCC. Dick could often be found sharing a favorite meal in some local restaurants that became home away from home, especially Crazy Greek and Bogarts. He enjoyed the Schwarzschild love for desserts, delighting in gifts of baked goods, especially chocolate chip cookies. He was a man of varied interests, from oriental rugs to music. Although Dick never owned a pet, beloved family dogs learned being by his side was a cherished position. He also had a passion for fitness and was a loyal gym member at the Weinstein JCC. His family will miss his kindness, stability, wisdom and humor. Dick was always there to lend a hand and a valued listening ear. He lived his recent years with endless patience and gratitude, always offering a thank you to those surrounding him. He was particularly touched by the care provided by Daleth Juhasz, Dinah Carcagno and Eva Bates-Sherman. A private, graveside service was held on December 15, 2021. To honor Dick, please consider a donation to Jewish Family Services ( or Congregation Beth Ahabah (

Richard Schwarzschild Obituary (2021) - Richmond, VA

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12/20/21 03:54 PM #1    

Janet Glaser (Younce)

May your memory always be a blessing.

12/20/21 08:26 PM #2    

Wayne Satterwhite

Dick was a nice guy and always a gentleman. My condolences to his family.

Wayne A. Satterwhite

12/21/21 09:56 AM #3    

Susan Purcell (Cottrell)

Condolences to Ellen and family... Before shut downs I would see Dickie at JCC gym over the years and enjoyed our conversations. 


12/21/21 10:36 AM #4    

Willie Caplan

Dick was a wonderful smart and always enjoyed jokes. i pray that he is with his family. we will all meet at the thomas jefferson reunion up in heaven.


shalom to a good man


12/21/21 07:37 PM #5    

Lin Snowa

Dick was always a fun positive friend during our high school days. He will surely be missed by those fortunate to have had contact with him. Lin

12/22/21 03:10 PM #6    

Dave Riley

Dickie was always such a nice guy!

12/23/21 10:05 PM #7    

Virginia Caldwell (Stone)


For over 40 years I have known this woonderful man. Dick was a true gentleman who was kind, considerate of other people and generous. He has now entered the kingdom ofheaven and will be greatly missd by many individuals.


12/24/21 01:06 PM #8    

Terry McCook

Dickie was a close friend and fellow cadet. Always dependable, he was ready to help whenever there was a need. His caring, generous and serving peronality was always a bright light in any gathering. Although we did not have much contact over the years, I will miss Dickie greatly.

12/24/21 03:33 PM #9    

Barbara Ellen McCoy (Powers)

I did not know Dickie well. but he always was such a polite and gentle natured man. He was always a pleasure to run into. Barbara Powers

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