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Allen Schwait

Allen Louis Schwait

August 18, 1937 - May 27, 2021
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3400 N. Charles St., Hall 105, Baltimore, MD 21218

Obituary

Allen Louis Schwait, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at the age of 83. He is survived by his loving wife Julie Schwait (nee Andres); children Anne Schwait (Andrew) Witt, Adam Schwait, and Daniel Schwait; grandchildren Emelia Witt and Aaron Witt; mother-in-law Amelia Andres; brother-in-laws Clay Andres, Tom Andres, and Laurie Andres; nephew Mark Ingerman; niece Shelley Grabel; six great-nieces and nephews and seven great-great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Corinne (Albie) Ingerman, and by his parents Dora and Albert Schwait.

Allen loved a good ballgame, a glass of Jack Daniels, and a Philadelphia soft pretzel. He loved a good concert, good theater, good books. He loved the law and politics. He loved his family and friends.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Shriver Hall Concert Series, 3400 N. Charles St., Hall 105, Baltimore, MD 21218.
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Stephen & Betty Cooper

Posted at 06:21pm
To: Julie
Betty and I were very sad to hear of Allen's passing.

I actually went back to Modern Bar Review in dealing with Allen.

In later times he was charged with getting to the bottom of the Old Court mess. Because I had a connection he showed his fairness in dealing with me and my partners. He was not predisposed with a conclusion that many might have started with. In the end we wound up as partners with the state. This to a great degree a tribute to Allen's analysis.
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Steve Hecht, Grapeview, WA

Posted at 07:23pm
Dear Julie,
Michele and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Allen was a wonderful man, a true mensch, and it was a privilege to know him and be his friend for so many years. May he rest in peace, and I know that his memory will always be a blessing.
DW

David K Weis

Posted at 08:10am
Dear Julie and family,
We share with you our deep sympathy and condolences.
David and Laurence Weis
AS

Adam Michael Schwait

Posted at 02:18am
Dad died , Daniel called me and said "Dad Died". We all cried. I'm so glad i was able to tell my father how good of a father and provider he was and wiil always be. And i did it clean and sober. I have lots of good jokes to tell anyone who likes a real voice. CALL {503} -607 -6934 , Love Adam
SM

Shelley Morhaim

Posted at 09:33pm
Julie,
I have such fond memories of working with Alan. He was an original, combining an insightful intellect with warmth, kindness, and humor. A wonderful man and role model. May his memory be for a blessing.
MB

Mickey Butler

Posted at 08:34pm
Dear Julie, Annie, and Adam,
I was sorry to learn of Allen's death. I will miss his stories and wonderful laugh. We met while I was working for Senator Rosalie Abrams and I valued his directions and comments. He was a unique individual and will be missed.
LA

Lissa Abrams

Posted at 03:51pm
Julie and Allen’s dear family,
Allen was such a wonderful kind and smart person. I met him and the other wonderful people during my mother’s political career. He was her devoted supporter and confidant. They shared a wonderful passion for democratic principals and the power of people to change. They were proud 5th district democrats. I will miss seeing Allen at cross keys where he always had another story to share with me about my mom Rosalie. He was a dear. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him.Sending you my love.
TM

Terry M.Rubenstein

Posted at 12:51pm
Julie,
I worked closely with Allen on many projects, especially in politics. He was smart, and fun as you well know. My deepest sympathy to you and your family
AS

Adam Skolnik

Posted at 10:48am
Julie, Anne, Adam, and Daniel
Your family was a huge part of our lives. Vacations, high school graduation parties, running around Mt. Washington, a trip to the hospital after a swizzle stick sword fight (upstate NY), boat rides in WV. I am so sorry for your loss. You guys are in our hearts and prayers.
JG

Jan and Sue Guben

Posted at 10:09am
Allen was a highly skilled lawyer and most importantly, a mensch. An exceptionally bright man, Allen represented his clients' best interests vigorously and always with respect to highest standards of the legal profession. We send our sincere condolences and hope that his memory will be a source of strength to the family in the days ahead.
BF

Benjamin Feldman

Posted at 08:52am
It was a privilege to know Allen, as a Homeland neighbor and fellow DAC gym member. He had greatness of mind and a precise utterance. My sincerest condolences to Julie and the family.
JD

Jeri & Nick Delambo

Posted at 08:26am
We are very sorry to hear of Judge Schwait's passing. We have fond memories of chatting with him at the Downtown Athletic Club. Prayers going up for his family. May his memory be a blessing
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Suzanne and Arnold Applefeld

Posted at 10:54pm
Julie and family
Condolences to all of the family at this sad time. A learned gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him.
SN

Sue and Howard Needle

Posted at 09:41pm
The community has lost a very special gentleman. We were always happy to see Allen, as we knew that we would have an intelligent conversation, filled with insights, empathy and humor. And that winning smile always left us with his indelible warm impression. We will miss him.
MC

Myrna and Ben Cardin

Posted at 07:52pm
Dear Julie and Family,
We send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Allen-one of the really good guys. We remember when we were all just starting out in politics. He helped so many people with sound advice and encouragement. May his memory be for a blessing.
SK

Stan and Estee Klein

Posted at 06:57pm
Dear Julie and family: We were so saddened to hear of Allen’s passing. What a kind, sincere, gentle, bright person he was. Truly a Mensch. Estee and I feel fortunate to have spent time with Allen at the Village Square Cafe eating lunch about 2 years ago. He always started a conversation asking about us or one particular mutual close friend. Allen will be missed. Love, Estee and Stan
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Robert Kroopnick,MD, FACP

Posted at 06:54pm
Allan represented In a Medicaid fraud case many years ago at the beginning of my career and he saved my career for me!!!! I had made a horrible billing error. I am always indebted to him! He was a great lawyer and a great judge! The world, the state, and the city have lost a great man! My sincere condolences to all the family.
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Barbara and Joel Richmond

Posted at 06:28pm
Julie, our hearts are heavy, and our thoughts are of, and with, you and Daniel. Allen was uniquely eloquent, elegant, brilliant, sincere. May his memory be for a blessing, and may you find comfort among the mourners of Jerusalem. Love, Barbara and Joel
RH

Ruth B Hurwitz

Posted at 04:24pm
Both as staff and volunteer, I knew Allen as an exceptional leader with a keen sense of humor as a bonus. His passing is a great loss to the community.
JK

Jonathan and Tobye Karp

Posted at 04:06pm
Dear Julie, Please accept our sincere condolences and to on the loss of your husband. We remember you as a very good friend of my late brother Stephen Karp. May your memories be a blessing
HH

harvey a. holzman

Posted at 03:31pm
To the Schwait Family:
I first met Allen when we both were attending University of Maryland Law School and later we car pooled from Randallstown to Downtown Baltimore when the family rented the Denhard home on Winands Road. Later I would often run into him at Oriole games as well as bar association events.
As Judge Alpert wrote "He was a great guy, a great judge and a real mensch" and the world needs more people like him who are caring and very active in so many organizations.
His memory is already a blessing to all who knew him!
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Faith Schreiber Feingold

Posted at 12:52pm
My sincerest sympathy.
RB

Rabbi Donald Berlin

Posted at 12:36pm
I send deepest condolences to the entire family. I worked with Allen at the Baltimore Jewish Council. He was admired for his cogent mind, his desire to create good connections among people who disagreed and, of course, that smile. His memory is already a blessing to all who knew him!
KH

Kristen Hitchner

Posted at 10:55am
My condolences to the family. Judge Schwait was a great boss and mentor. I have fond memories of my time with him. Kristen Hitchner, Law Clerk 2003-2004
CJ

Cyndie and Bob Jacobson

Posted at 10:30am
Julie,
Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Allan’s passing. We were so fortunate to meet you through Mom and Dad and shared many good times with you at Shriver Hall. May his memories bring you peace and comfort at this time.
FH

Fritzi and Bob Hallock

Posted at 10:27am
Julie - our thoughts are with you and your family. Alan was empathetic and kind. We will always remember the warmth of his smile. May you find comfort in your lifetime of memories.
LC

Louis Brendan Curran

Posted at 10:24am
My condolences to the family. As a federal court and law clerk, I bumped into Allen regularly wearing his Garbis & Schwait hat. As an assistant public defender, having a case in his courtroom always promised an interesting battle of wits and maneuvers. One of a kind, and punctual, he meant well and gave his best in his public service. May he rest In peace.
MM

MIke and Tzippie Mahr

Posted at 10:18am
Julie, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of Allan. We've known him for over 50 years, and he and Mike ran together for many years and they always enjoyed those runs, and being together. He was a bright and loving person. May his name be for a blessing, and the wonderful memories of him comfort you family during this sad time, and forever. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you.
JS

Joel Simon

Posted at 09:43am
Julie and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I "only" knew Allen from his decades of public service through the Baltimore Jewish Council and the bench. As much of a blessing as he was to the community, and my his memory be a blessing to his family.
PA

Paul Alpert

Posted at 09:36am
Dear Schwait Family; Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your great loss. I had the privilege of serving with and sharing an office with Allan on the Circuit Court of Baltimore City. He was a great guy, a great judge and a real mensh. Sincerely, Paul Alpert
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Frederick Miller

Posted at 09:34am
My wife and I met Allen in the 70’s and we remained friends for almost 40 years. During his years as a lawyer then a judge. A wonderful person. He set an example for all of us. May his memory be a blessing for his family and friends.
GB

Glenn Berger

Posted at 08:59am
Dear Family,
While I don't know Alan's family, I did have the pleasure of sitting next to him on recumbent bikes for many years at the DAC. He loved to talk about Philly, and he often counseled and advised me on any number of topics, even making me feel better when I was experiencing stressful issues. A very cool guy and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family. He was a very good man.
JA

John Abosch

Posted at 08:55am
Dear Schwait Family
I knew Allen for more than 50 years. He was very bright and a real mensch. He was respected by all.
I have not seen him in many years but always enjoyed his company.
EP

Ellyn Polakoff

Posted at 08:47am
Julie,
I am so sorry to read about Allen’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
J

Jeffrey and Marcy Leber

Posted at 08:02am
We have known Allen for the majority of our lives. We have always had the utmost respect for Allen. He is one of those people that you look up to and not because he was very tall. Allen made a difference in this world and we should all strive to follow his lead.
RB

Rose Bloomberg

Posted at 07:58am
Oh Julie-I am so sorry for your loss. As we both know, this has been a long and challenging road for everyone! Cherish your memories and celebrate his life! Sending love and condolences!
JL

Janet and Richard Livingston

Posted at 07:15am
Julie and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Allen was admired and respected by all, and adored by his family. May his memory be for a blessing and bring you comfort during this very difficult time. Julie and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers .
MW

Martha and Stan Weiman

Posted at 07:03am
Dear Julie and family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Allen. We remember his kind and friendly demeanor whenever we had the pleasure of meeting him. May all your fond memories be a source of comfort.
MB

Meg Berman

Posted at 08:17pm
Julie and Daniel,
We am so sorry for your loss. So many memories of Allen being the kind and gentle person he was to the core. A true gentleman and mensch. Our thoughts are with you at the this time . Meg & David Berman
AK

Alan Kanter

Posted at 06:43pm
Dear Family,
I was so sorry to learn about Allen’s passing. I met Allen in 1972 and had the pleasure of serving with him on the Board of the Federal Bar Association. He was a gentleman and excellent lawyer and judge. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
AH

Anne Heyman

Posted at 05:13pm
Dear Julie and family:
I had the privilege of working with Allen at the Baltimore Jewish Council when he served as Executive Director. He was a man of integrity and it was an honor working with him. He was loved and respected by our entire agency. I hope that you are able to find comfort in the days. May his memory be a blessing.
NR

Nancy Kohn Rabin

Posted at 04:21pm
Julie and family, we are sad for you. In recent years before the isolation of the Pandemic, Allen was a bright light in our daily visits to the Village Square Cafe. We will miss him. And, add to the things he loved--the NYT cross word puzzle. We send love. Nancy and Joel
LS

Leonard Skolnik

Posted at 04:15pm
Allen and i were best friends for a very very long time and i am really sad at his passing. To his kids and grand kids, please remember him as the kind and gentle person he was, Love you all.
RS

Robert Steinberg

Posted at 03:24pm
Dear Family:
Allen and I became friends fifty years ago in Fifth District Reform Democrats (FDR). Those were great days and I have many fond memories. I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that the time will not be distant when you will remember him with a smile instead of a tear.
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