Benjamin Schwartz, 87, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, January 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Schwartz was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a postal carrier with the United States Postal Service for 37 years. He was a dedicated parishioner of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Assembly 1129. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Consuelo Schwartz; siblings Charles Schwartz Jr, Manuela Cortez, and Eliza Bishop. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elisa Piñeyro Schwartz; daughters Elisa Sara Schwartz and Angelica Noemi Schwartz-Hernandez (Ricardo Jr.); sister Guadalupe (Oscar) Ramirez; grandchildren Joaquin Alberto and Valentin Benicio Hernandez and Sofia Elissa Santos, and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. A rosary will be recited on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. There will be no formal procession. Family and friends are asked to meet at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to thank Bro. Phillip Degagne, FMS for his loving presence, spiritual guidance and accompaniment in prayer during his final hours. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Laredo Animal Protective Society at 2500 Gonzalez Laredo, TX 78040. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral home, 310 Hillside Road.