Eli Schwartz, an economist who worked at Moody’s Investors Service, died April 10, 2020, at age 81.
Eli graduated from Hunter College in 1959 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Princeton as a graduate student in politics. In 1977 he earned an MBA from NYU.
While a student at Hunter College, Eli worked at the Mark Hellinger Theatre where My Fair Lady was being performed. This allowed him the opportunity to play on the theater’s softball team in the Broadway Show League, where he encountered numerous stars of the day.
Throughout his life, Eli remained closely connected to his alma maters, contributing in numerous ways as a dedicated volunteer. He was the first male president of the Hunter College Alumni Association. Notably, he was the long-time memorialist for Princeton graduate alumni in PAW. He served on the Graduate School Centennial Committee, as an APGA board member, on the Princetoniana Committee, and for the Alumni Day Service of Remembrance.
Ray Ollwerther ’71, PAW’s former managing editor, cited Eli’s exceptional dedication as a strong advocate for graduate alumni in the pages of PAW. John Fleming *63, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, wrote touchingly in his blog “Gladly Lerne, Gladly Teche” that Eli’s death was “caught up in a vast and undiscriminating sadness.”
He is survived by a brother and sister.
Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.