February 1948 ~ June 5, 2015
Richard Schwartz left this earth June 5, 2015. Born in Highland Park Il in February of 1948 he spent his first summer out of high school in Aspen. He attended Arizona State University and fell in love with the west living in many places from New Mexico to Boulder. His many passions included motorcycles, skydiving and play- ing blues harmonica which he learned from Chicago blues legend Jr. Wells. In 1982 He returned to the Roaring Fork Valley with his bride where she raised their son Jeffrey who now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Richard spent the last 25 years in Ridgway CO where he is known as “Doc” after portraying Doc Holliday in the wild west reenactment show “Legends of the West”.
There will be a gathering at the Ridgway Town park on July 14th at 6:00 to share Richards adventurous sto- ries and memories.
The family would also like to take this time to thank all the kind and compassionate staff at Montrose Memorial Hospital and Valley Manor Nursing Facility who helped bring comfort and peace to Richard in his final weeks.