Obituary of Regina Schweitzer
Regina Mary Schweitzer, 101, of Randolph, New Jersey, passed away February 22, 2023. She considered Packanack Lake (Wayne) her home for over 50 years.
Regina (Jean) was born on October 7, 1921, to Mary and Clarence Price on the family farm in Little Anthony (Lebanon Township), NJ. She attended the local one room schoolhouse with her younger sister, Ceal. The family moved to the City of Newark, where her father was a trunk maker, and her mother was a seamstress. Jean attended St. Antoninus and Madison Junior High School in Newark, NJ. She graduated from St. Peter’s Commercial School in Newark in 1939. Upon her graduation, her first job was a secretary for Purolator Products, Inc., in Newark, NJ. (They invented the first automotive oil filter in 1923).
Jean met her future husband, Peter at the local roller-skating rink in 1940. They married in May of 1942 at St. Antonius Church in Newark. Once she married Peter, she stopped working and traveled with him throughout the United States (via train) during his military career as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. Jean did not learn to drive until she moved to Packanack Lake in 1956. She loved to host parties and attend community events at the Packanack Lake clubhouse. They were members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wayne.
She is survived by her 3 children: Thomas Schweitzer & his wife Janet of Randolph, NJ; Diane Pattin of Lancaster, SC; and Donna Carey of Wall Township, NJ.
She was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Peter & wife Nancy, Patricia & husband Jeff, Kathryn & husband Kenneth, Elizabeth & husband William, Andrew & wife Noelle; Rachel & husband Alan, Ashley, Nicole, and Tiffany.
She was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren: Madeline, Gage, Thomas, William, and James.
Jean was an accomplished baker and a loving mother. She was always there in difficult times for a shoulder to lean on. She faithfully shuttled her children to activities throughout the years. Her grandchildren brought the most joy to her life. And was thrilled to be asked to babysit or attend the most recent activity, birthday party or school event. She never missed sending a birthday card or a congratulation on your great report card.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Peter in 2013, her sister Cecilia and her brother Matthew.
She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 from 9:30am to 10:30 am at Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph ( tuttlefh.com). Followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at Resurrection Parish, Randolph also on Friday, February 24, 2023. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover NJ.
In Loving Memory
1921 - 2023
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