A community member celebrated his 100th birthday with a proclamation from Assemblyman David Weprin.
Dr. Sheldon Schwartz turned 100 yesterday, and was recognized at the JASA Holliswood Senior Center last week.
Schwartz was born at his home in East New York on July 21, 1919. He played football at Richmond Hill High School and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYU School of Medicine.
After his schooling, Schwartz became a doctor, serving as the chief of the Clinic of Arthritis and Rheumatism at Bellevue Hospital.
He was also the chief of medicine at Hillcrest General Hospital and the first chairman of rheumatology at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
Today, Schwartz and his wife Marlene Walder are members of the JASA Holliswood Senior Center, and attend the Young Israel of Holliswood every week.