Lucy SchwartzLucy McCallum Schwartz, 65 years of age, of Lake View, New York, died on December 19 in Houston, Texas, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, following a long, heroic struggle against complications related to leukemia.
Lucy McCallum Schwartz, 65 years of age, of Lake View, New York, died on December 19 in Houston, Texas, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, following a long, heroic struggle against complications related to leukemia.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, August 14, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Q. and Mary Frances McCallum of Raleigh, North Carolina. Lucy received her bachelor's degree from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and her Master's degree and PhD from Harvard University. She had a long and successful career as a Professor of French and college administrator primarily at the University of North Dakota, where she taught French and directed the Office of Instructional Development between 1972 and 1989, and at Buffalo State College, where she held the rank of Professor, and chaired the Department of Modern and Classical Languages from 1995 to 2004. She also taught at Penn State University, and Bucknell University, and served as Director of Special Programs at Lafayette College. She taught French language and literature at all levels. She published widely in the fields of French and Francophone literature, and was internationally recognized as a George Sand Scholar, with two published books and numerous articles. She retired from Buffalo State College in 2008.
She was a former board member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hamburg, and active in several Western New York organizations dedicated to the promotion of foreign language study.
She is survived by her husband, Paul, and by her sons, Andrew Schwartz and his wife Lindsay Taylor of Denver, Colorado, and Judson Schwartz and his wife Amanda Steerman of Brooklyn, New York.
Lucy loved her family, and took great pride in the character and accomplishments of her two sons and their wives. She loved Buffalo State College and its students; she brought to her teaching a profound interest in their development, as well as a love for the subjects she taught.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY, on Tuesday, January 5, at 3 p.m.
Contributions in Lucy’s honor can be made to the Lucy McCallum Schwartz Scholarship Fund at Salem College, 601 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101.
Arrangements by John E. Roberts Funeral Home, Buffalo, NY.
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