Jeffrey Schwarz, General Partner of the family-owned Schwarz Partners, passed away peacefully at his Fishers, Indiana home on November 26, 2023, following a yearlong battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
Jeff didn’t let his fight with cancer prevent him from doing the things he loved most such as skiing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He never complained and always remained positive living by his new mantra, “don’t live like you’re trying not to die.” Jeff managed to fit a lifetime of memories and achievements into his 52 years of life.
He will always be remembered for his ability to light up any room, exceptional sense of humor, humble care for others, and incredible work ethic. One might even consider Jeff the definition of “work hard, play hard.” To know Jeff was to love Jeff, and to know you are in for a good time. A graduate of Indiana University in 1994, Jeff continued his education at Miami of Ohio where he earned his MBA in business in 1996.
After getting married to the love of his life, Jill (Harris) Schwarz, the couple moved to Cincinnati where Jeff worked for his father (Jack Schwarz)’s company, Trey Corrugated. Next, they moved to Boston where Jeff worked for a startup company, Performance Corrugated. After Jack Schwarz sold his company, Jack, Jeff, and Jeff’s brother, John, started Schwarz Partners in Carmel, Indiana.
Although the company grew larger than any of them could have imagined, it was always more than just work to Jeff. He loved his work family and nurtured those relationships. If anyone were to ask Jeff about success of Schwarz Partners, he would give all the credit to his team. He always made a point to make the workplace fun and for people to not take everything so seriously. Jeff was frequently the ringleader of workplace pranks and spontaneous happy hours.
Aside from working and spending time with his loved ones, giving back to his community was one of Jeff’s core aspirations.
Jeff played a major role in creating the Schwarz Family Foundation, which gives scholarships to company employees and Hamilton Southeastern students.
In addition, he began serving on the IU Simon Cancer Board in 2019. Jeff stands out in his charitable giving because of his humbleness.
Jeff has profoundly impacted many lives during his time on earth. He will be missed and loved forever.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will take place on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Daniel’s Vineyard, 9061 N 700 W, McCordsville, Indiana.
To honor Jeff’s goals of charitable giving, his family would like donations to the Schwarz Family and Friends Simon Cancer Research fund in lieu of flowers.
To learn more about the foundation and to make a donation, visit https://cancer.iu.edu/giving/focused/schwarz_family.html.