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Ellen Shapiro Swartz
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  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
    90 Hasell Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • Roper Hospice
    1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd.
    Suite 208A
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“We just found out that Ellen had died and are deeply saddened by her passing. Ellen never met a stranger and was always wanting to chat and to help,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa and Ray DuBois - SC - friend

“Debbie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ellen was a delightful person. Her kindness and good humor lit up a room when she entered, and we will...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: John Chitwood

“Murray, Rob, and James, I will so miss Ellen´s beautiful smile when I dropped by the shop. And nobody lit up our Christmas party like she did when...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Arnie McClure

“Murray, James and RobEllen was a gorgeous lady - inside and out. She always made me feel so special. I just found out about her passing. My heart...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Connie Zafiris - Friend

“Murry, Robert, and James, I am so sad to hear of Ellen´s passing; I will miss her greatly. She was a beautiful, gracious, fiery, and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Paulette Myers

“My dear Murry please accept my deepest condolences regarding your loss I know what it is like because I went thru it four years ago. Be strong for...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry rabinowitz

“Murry, I was saddened to read of Ellen's death. She was such a warm, kind, intelligent person with a great attitude. My condolences to you and the...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Ewing

“Murry, Jay and I send our love and prayers to you and the family. She was a beautiful and vibrant lady and she will be missed terribly! ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Brooke Carney

“Dear Murry and family, So saddened by the news of Ellen´s passing. Many great memories from our younger years. Please let me know where to send a...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Zipkin

“Murray, Nancy and I send our most sincere condolences this very sad day. Ellen was a very dear friend, a unique individual, and a wonderful lady ! So...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: ML & Nancy Love

“Ellen was the spunkiest woman with the biggest heart. As a daily customer for over ten years she made every day better with her smile and positive...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Pope

“A classy lady from start to finish. Warm, loving and gracious to all. The consummate hostess, friends were always treated like family. Fond memories...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Friedman

“Such a wonderful woman. She always had a smile to give and a such warm heart. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Wildstein - Charleston, SC


Ellen Shapiro Swartz, 78, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Murry I. Swartz entered into eternal rest Friday, May 14, 2021. Interment will be held Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

To view the service livestream please visit the following: https://youtu.be/mFa-77mWKiU

Ellen was born November 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Harry Shapiro and Celia Nathanson Shapiro. She was the owner of A & E Digital Printing, and a member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Congregation in Charleston, South Carolina. She was deeply passionate about art, painting, gardening and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Murry I. Swartz of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and her sons, David Swartz (Larissa) of Newtown Square, PA, James Swartz (Andrea) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Robert Swartz (Jennifer) of Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is also survived by her sister, Lynne Hoffman of Balacynwyd, PA; and ten grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, or Roper Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Ste. 208A, Charleston, SC 29407.