Photo of Paul F. Schwarz

Paul F. Schwarz has lived in Missouri nearly his entire life, spending the last 39 years in Independence.  He worked for the John Deere Company for almost 38 years – in both Kansas City, MO and Lenexa, KS.  Paul retired in 2006.  His father, Paul A. Schwarz of Kansas City, was a World War II veteran, a double Purple Heart recipient, an avid sports fan: an all-American hero.  In 2011, a cantaloupe contaminated with the lethal bacteria Listeria killed him.  Paul A. Schwarz was 92-years-old in the fall of 2011 when he died. Since that time, Paul F. Schwarz has advocated for a safer food supply.