Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Aaron Swartz

November 8, 1986 - January 11, 2013


Date and Time

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM


Central Avenue Synagogue
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035


Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz
Central Avenue Synagogue


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Swartz Residence
349 Marshman Street
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Traditional Shiva
Mincha/Ma'ariv 4:30PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Dietary laws observed

Shiva Coordinator
Michla Schanowitz - 847.433.1567

Please visit Aaron's memorial web site
to see the photos and many tributes to Aaron and to add your own personal tribute

Memorial Contributions

320 7th Avenue #232
Brooklyn, New York 11215


Aaron Swartz

Beloved son of Robert and Susan Swartz. Loving brother of Noah and Benjamin. Service Tuesday 10:00AM at Central Avenue Synagogue, 874 Central Ave., Highland Park. Interment Shalom. Arrangements by: Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Aaron Swartz below and
we will share them with the family.
Aaron, you will be greatly missed by us all. Peace to you and thank you for being such a wonderful, sweet cousin to Avery

Amy Wolf

January 13, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May G-d grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time and always. May Aaron's memories keep you smiling.

Lesley Adler-Van Hassel & Family

Lesley Adler-Van Hassel

January 15, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family dear Aaron. You were one of my most unforgettable students of genius. The time you spent assisting and inspiring me to pursue my own works in digital feeds for educators will never be forgotten. Your dreams which really only began to evolve into realties in sixth grade were etched out in your programming skills even at this young age. You were always a prodigy that I knew would succeed even if you had to battle with others to get there.

Barbara Woodman
Aaron's 6th Grade Teacher

Barbara Woodman

January 16, 2013
Aaron was an exceptional person. I'm very sorry for your loss.

R Kalish

January 13, 2013
Although I never met Aaron, I am saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I only know of Aaron through his work with the Demand Progress organization and his efforts in opposing SOPA/PIPA legislation. I, like he, believe that information should be free. I have written my Congressman urging him to begin a Congressional inquiry into the over-reaching by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

May Aaron's memory be eternal, and may he rest in peace.

George Sladic

January 14, 2013
Thank you for being with us, Aaron. So painful that it was not for long.

Mila Marinova

January 15, 2013
May your memories of Aaron fill your heart during this difficult time and the road ahead. Sorry for your families loss.

Adam Casso

January 15, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.

joni DeSoto

January 15, 2013
I am so sorry.

Yael Grauer

January 15, 2013
To all the Scwartz family and friends, What a privilege you have had in sharing, teaching and learning with this remarkable young man. The pain (right now) of accepting that Aaron is no longer here seems more than one should/can bear. May we all find a way to keep our hearts from hardening.....May the tsunami of love barreling towards each of you be seen as an offering in washing away some of the sadness.

Joanne Robb

January 15, 2013
Aaron was an amazing man. He was a huge part of the open community in Boston.

I'm very sorry for your loss. We are here for you.

David Egdeltur

January 14, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your son and brother!

Anna Sessions

January 15, 2013
I was never lucky enough to meet Aaron; I only knew him through his works. We will read his name at our Sabbath services and count him among the Righteous.

Larry Kuperman

February 10, 2013
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