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James David Schwake

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Mr. James David Schwake, of Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away on February 3, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born May 6, 1949 to Melvin and Doris Schwake in Sulpher, Oklahoma.

James was the president of his Kiwanis Club and the Litchfield School District food service director. He was also the coordinator for the local area food bank. James worked with various charity organization’s and was a community services coordinator as well. He earned his Master’s degree at Oklahoma State University.

He is survived by his wife; Cynthia Schwake, his daughter; Amber Grewal, his son; Otto Schwake, his sisters, Mary Howard and Nancy Huffman, and his brother; Charlie Schwake. James is also survived by his three grandchildren; Boston, Sia, and Sonia.

A memorial service for James will be held at 1:00PM on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Litchfield Park Lake (Tierra Park Lake). Burial services will be held out of state at a later date.

The family suggests that donations be made to your local area food bank in James’ name.

5 Comments on “James David Schwake

  1. Growing up together in a small town, David and I were taught very similar values. We both worked in family businesses as teenagers and learned to maintain a strong work ethic. Later in life when I traveled to Phoenix, David and I enjoyed meeting to visit and reminisce. He always had stories to tell and it was clear that he loved his family and friends.

    I’ve always admired my cousin David for the many selfless contributions he made to his community. I will miss him tremendously.

  2. A man of many talents. Always finding ways to feed the hungry.
    He will be greatly missed.

  3. Dave was my boss, friend and neighbor in Tonopah, 1984. He was a great guy, very active in our small rural community. I know he’ll be missed!

  4. I thank David for all he did to assist those who had no voice. His spirit of giving, leading, advocating, and “doing the work” will be missed in our southwest communities. He even assisted with the Maryvale Community Thanksgiving Dinner by cooking the turkeys in school kitchens….so appreciated. He will be missed.
    Dolores Charlesworth, Litchfield Park resident

  5. I was sorry to hear of David’s passing. I greatly enjoyed knowing him and working with him while I was at Litchfield Elementary. He touched many lives and will be missed.

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