Kenneth Schwartz, a highly respected and warmly regarded tour and travel industry figure for some 40 years, passed away on Dec. 26, 2016 in Los Angeles at the age of 67 following a lengthy battle with cancer. A Pennsylvania native and a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Schwartz moved to Boston where he began his pursuit of a career in the travel industry. His most recent position, of 16 years, was with Meeting Point North America. He retired in June of 2016. An enthusiastic traveler himself, he was also passionate about history and politics; read widely, and was an exceptionally gifted conversationalist. He is survived by his husband of 39 years, Thomas Camacho; his dog, Scout; mother, Claire Schwartz; brother Phillip Schwartz and sisters Robin Friedman and Betsy Silverman. A private memorial service is being planned in Los Angeles in late January. Contributions in Ken’s name can be made to the Los Angeles LGBT Center: https://lalgbtcenter.org/kenschwartz
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