Friday, July 27, 2012

We mourn the tragic loss of Richard Schwartz

With great sadness, the Cobble Hill Association mourns the tragic loss of Assistant Attorney General and Cobble Hill resident Richard Schwartz, killed during last night's powerful storm. Lightening struck the steeple of Christ Church, causing nearby scaffolding to fall in his path.  He was our neighbor and friend. Richard will be greatly missed by the Cobble Hill community.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman expressed his condolences as well stating "For over 25 years, Richard served the people of New York State with integrity as an expert antitrust lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General's economic justice division. New York is a better place because of Richard's commitment to fairness and legal excellence. Richard's loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn the untimely loss of one of our own."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard's friends and family.


Anonymous said...

Minor point: he was an Assistant Attorney General, not Assistant District Attorney.

The AG is a statewide office, current held by Eric Schneiderman. The DA is a local county office, currently held by Joe Hynes.

Dave 'Paco' Abraham said...

Thanks for the note. The correction has just been made.