A Tribute to Leon Schworm

The Edmeston Free Library staff and Board of Trustees honor the memory of our colleague and friend Leon Schworm. Leon was an EFL Board member for 27 years; he served as the Board Secretary and Treasurer for a number of those years. Leon was also the Edmeston Museum Director and Edmeston Town Historian from 2009 through 2017.

During his time on the library board, Leon was instrumental in the library’s fundraising events, including annual chicken and biscuit dinners and winter festivals. His fine cooking skills combined with his willingness to roll up his sleeves and work alongside the other Board members helped make these events both fun and successful.

Leon’s longtime service to the community was invaluable. His knowledge of local history and residents and his dedication to the library and museum will be greatly missed.