Class of 1943
1943 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
Perry high school will lose one of its top FFA judging team members this spring when Leland Dwight Schwartz graduates with the class of 1943. The 17-year-old senior is reporter for the Future Farmers of America chapter and a member of the wrestling squad.
Schwartz, born in Enid, has lived near Perry for around seven years and attended both Garfield and Noble county grade schools. He has been a student in Perry high school for the past four years and plans to enter the Tonkawa radio school upon graduation.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Schwartz, live on route three, Perry.
Dr. Leland Dwight Schwartz
July 26, 1925 – March 17, 2000
Dr. L. Dwight Schwartz, 74, of Okemos, Mich., died Friday, March 17, 2000, at home.
He was born July 26, 1925, in Enid, Okla. He was a 1953 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received a master’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1963.
From 1964 to 1984, he was a faculty member at Penn State; from 1984 to 1993 at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University; and from 1993 until his death he was an avian health consultant.
He authored two avian health reference books, received many professional awards, and was a member of numerous professional organizations and the Presbyterian Church of Okemos.
He is survived by his wife of more than 45 years, Wilma J.; a daughter, Vicki J. McCoy of Marietta, Ohio; a son, Roger D. of Bangor; a sister, Monzell Pollman of Perry, Okla.; a brother, Dale of Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos with the Rev. Robert Carlson Jr., pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Association of Avian Pathologists, L. Dwight Schwartz Memorial Fund, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pa. 19348-1692; or to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, Mich. 48864.