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Jay Swisher


Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - May 13, 2007

Deceased Name: Jay C. Swisher, Sr.

Jay Clarence Swisher, Sr., of GRANDPA'S PORCH, High Street, Arendtsville, PA, died Friday, May 11, 2007 at the Gettysburg Hospital.

He was born July 25, 1927 in Cumberland Township, Adams County, PA.

He was the widower of Carolyn (Codori) Swisher, who died on October 13, 1992.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arendtsville, PA; was a Veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines, serving in World War II; retired in 1990 after 30 years of service with Sealed Air Corporation of Hanover, PA; member of Gettysburg Elks Club #1045; Arendtsville Fire Company; and Apple Bin Breakfast Bunch.

In addition to his late wife, Mr. Swisher was predeceased by his parents, Clarence A. and Fannie (Keefer) Swisher and his step-mother, Alma Swisher.

Surviving are a son, Jay C. "Buck" Swisher, Jr., and his wife, Diane of Boiling Springs, PA; 5 daughters, Fannie Woerner and husband, Leo of Gettysburg, Yolanda MacPherson and her husband, Stephen of Harrisburg, Carlotta "Chucki" Strevig and her husband, Edward of Littlestown, PA, Linda Knight and her husband, Ray of Halifax, and Josephine "Josie" Pelc and her husband, Richard of Biglerville, PA; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Darlene Plank and Regina Kidd, both of Gettysburg, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 children, Charles, Dennis and Carolyn Swisher; a brother, Dale Swisher; and a sister, Dorothy Hafley.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, High Street, Arendtsville, PA, with the Rev. Robert Blezard officiating. Interment will be in the Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown, PA. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, from 6-9 p.m., at the church.

Memorials made be made to Flohrs Cemetery Fund, 427 Silo Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353; Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Center, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or Arendtsville Fire Company, Arendtsville, PA 17303.

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Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA)
Date: May 13, 2007



Standing L to R:   Stephen MacPherson, Rick Pelc and  Josie Pelc

Seated L to R: Yolanda Swisher MacPherson, Jay (Buck) Swisher, Diane Swisher and Jay Swisher Sr.


Standing L to R: Josie Pelc, Rick Pelc, Jay (Buck) Swisher.

Seated L to R: Edward Strevig, Chuckie Strevig, Jay Swisher Sr., Diane Swisher.