Otto Schwarz passed away on August 3, 2006. Otto started the USS Houston Survivors Association and was a devoted and tireless worker. We owe him a debt of gratitude for all he did to make it "happen". Our love and condolences to his family and especially his wonderful wife, Trudy.
Otto's son, John, writes:"The good Lord has finally led him to peace.
The Schwarz family is more thankful than sorrowful. Our father was afforded a good, long life. It was longer(at age 82) than would be expected for a man who not only survived the sinking of his ship, but three and a half years as a prisoner of war during WWII....
Otto Carl Schwarz was a good man and the best father a son could ever ask for.
His final resting place will be Arlington National Cemetery, following an approximate 4-6 week waiting period. I intend to inform everyone of the particulars as that time gets closer. My family and I offer welcome to those who would like to attend the services at Arlington.
I thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for your support and concern."