A private service took place.
Memorials have been suggested to Hospice Alliance (10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158) or the family.
MOUNT PLEASANT – Mr. Binone “Nony” Schwartz, 62, passed away at Hospice Alliance – Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Brasov, Romania on September 16, 1959, the son of the late Marcel and Stela (nee Badilla) Schwartz. Nony received his Master’s degree in theater from Caragiale National University in Bucharest.
On November 9, 1991, he married Cynthia J. Larson in Dallas, TX. They lived in Dallas, Atlanta GA, the Bay area of CA, and Sacramento CA before moving to the Racine/Kenosha area in 2013.
Nony began his career acting in theater productions in Europe. After his marriage, he served as a consultant for international adoption agencies specializing in finding homes for Romanian orphans. In addition, he was a successful entrepreneur. However, Nony’s passion was coaching tennis. He coached for the Kenosha and Racine LifeSport Tennis Clubs. He was especially dedicated to his younger students, working to instill in them a lifelong love of the game. He also did freelance coaching for St. Joseph Catholic Academy girl’s tennis, Marquette High School boy’s tennis and MSOE men’s tennis. In 2017, he was awarded the Wisconsin Girls Division II Tennis Coach of the Year.
Nony is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Larson-Schwartz of Mount Pleasant; his daughter, Lia Schwartz of Kenosha; his mother-in-law, Norma “Jeannie” Larson of Kenosha; and his sister-in-law, Carla Larson-Struss of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents, Nony was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Sylvester “Shorty” Larson and his brother-in-law, Rod Struss.
A private service took place. Memorials have been suggested to Hospice Alliance (10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158) or the family.