Rita Raquel Attia Schwartz


Rita Schwartz, of Chevy Chase and Longmeadow, Mass., died on Nov. 2. Born in Kobe, Japan, and raised in Colon, Panama, Rita studied comparative literature and taught English as a Second Language and Spanish. Beloved wife of Steven Schwartz. Devoted mother of Sonya (Don Fishman) and Marc (Joyce Chan) Schwartz. Loving sister of Farida (Jay Pomerantz) Attia. Cherished grandmother of Harry and Sam Fishman and Andre and Zenya Schwartz. Great-aunt of Sofia and Leo Cohen, and Andrew and Sara Klopfer. Sister-in-law of Rickie (Ed) Klopfer. Contributions may be made to DC Central Kitchen, a Wider Circle or Latin American Youth Center. Arrangements entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.

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