Lee Jaffe Swartz of Sarasota, FL, passed away on Dec. 23, 2012 at the age of 88. She was born in Pittsfield, MA, the sixth of six children to parents Max and Rebecca Jaffe, on March 25, 1924, growing up in Troy, NY and graduating from Troy High School in 1942.
During World War II, Lee worked for the Veterans Administration in Albany, NY
After the War, she married Abner Swartz in 1948 and lived in Rockville Centre, NY for 45 years.
In 1970, Lee resumed her career as a medical secretary at Nassau Hospital in Mineola / Winthrop Medical Center. She retired in 1992 and moved to Longboat Key. For 8 years she volunteered for Jewish Family Services of Sarasota.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, two sons, Matthew (Nancy) of Manassas, VA and Robert (Terri) of Nanuet, NY, three grandsons, Alexander (Rachel Barish) of New York, NY, Benjamin of Fairfax, VA and Charles (Katherine Ball) of Tel Aviv, a granddaughter Katie of New York, NY and great-grandson Samuel of Tel Aviv.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made as a contribution to Jewish Family Services of Sarasota in the memory of Lee J. Swartz.