Funeral Services for retail-and-manufacturing RV industry veteran Charles W. “Chuck” Schwartz will be Wednesday (July 29) in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Schwartz, 70, died Saturday morning, apparently of heart failure, while at work at Countryside RV in Yadkinville, N.C., according to his family.
During his career Schwartz worked in sales at Fleetwood Industries Inc. and Dutchmen Manufacturing Co. Inc., and co-owned northern Ohio-based All Seasons RV in the 1980s and later Family RV Center in Statesville, N.C., which opened in 2000 and closed in December.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Schwartz was semi-retired due to health reasons before opening Family RV center.
”Chuck was a very, very intelligent individual who had a great grasp of the industry and what made it tick,” said David Hoefer, Dutchmen founder and former Pilgrim International Corp. chairman, a friend and associate of Schwartz.
“Chuck was as close to a brother as I ever had,” said Barry Chiron, owner of All Seasons RV in which Schwartz was a partner for many years. “It was one of the few times that there was an ideal partnership. We complimented each other’s weaknesses.”
Schwartz is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters Beth Morang, Jenny Schwartz and Meg Clark; son Bill Schwartz; and 10 grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Winston-Salem. Memorials should be made to the American Heart Association.