Jack Schwartz, 66, of Livingston died Dec. 22, 2011, on his 43rd wedding anniversary. He was born in New York City.
Dr. Schwartz began his career as a teacher in East Harlem, NY, and then became a school psychologist and supervisor of special services in New Jersey. After earning his PhD he founded and was the executive director of a private school for special needs students, Washington Academy in Cedar Grove, for the past 30 years.
After earning his doctorate he became an adjunct professor for Fordham University in the graduate division of special education. He also taught special education to teachers in Puerto Rico.
For many years he was a counselor at the NJ Y Camps in Milford, Pa. He also was a religious school teacher as well as a youth director for JFTY youth groups.
He earned his BA from Brooklyn College, his school psychology professional diploma from Kean University, and his doctorate from Fordham University.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Paiken); two sons, David of Hoboken and Stephen of Clifton; two brothers, Joseph of Livingston and Charles of Montvale; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 23 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, West Orange.