Adam Swidzinski, 98, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 20, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
He was born October 27, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Nicholas Swidzinski and the late Paulina Schmidt Swidzinski.
Adam was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II with his six brothers. He was a cement truck driver for Shuffin-Greens and later was a self-employed cement mason from 1955 to 1964. Adam retired in 1982 from the Carpenter’s Shop at Pullman-Standard. He attended Christ Community United Methodist Church and was a member of Tanglewood Senior Center.
He is survived by his one daughter, Mary Elaine Westfall of Bozeman, MT; three sons, James R. Swidzinski and his wife Barbara of Butler, PA, Daniel M. Swidzinski and his wife Cyndi of West Sunbury, PA, and Robert A. Swidzinski of Elkhart, IN; son-in-law, Walt Cooper of Butler, PA; eight grandchildren, Amy (Eric) Huff of Mars, PA, Amber (Will) Tonn of Bozeman, MT, Stacy (Mike) Ellis of Butler, PA, Holly (Nate) Swidzinski of Wexford, PA, Allison Westfall of Portland, OR, Adam (Katy) Cooper of Basalt, CO, Jared Swidzinski of New Orleans, LA, and Abbie (Derek) Flinner of Slippery Rock, PA; nine great-grandchildren, Ben, Amanda, Stephen, Alayna, Jacquline, Cortney, Natalie, Piper, and Eden; three brothers, Louis Swidzinski, John Swidzinski and his wife Patty, and Carl Swidzinski and his wife Nancy all of Butler, PA; two sisters, Lucille Spohn of MD, and Helen Dollman of Slippery Rock, PA; his companion, Frances “Fran” Brown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Ardith “Betty” Rosaline Swidzinski, whom he married on Valentine’s Day February 14, 1942 and who passed away on March 26, 1987; his loving daughter, Jean Louise Cooper; one sister, Eugenia “Jenny” Schultz; and five brothers, Stanley Swidzinski, Joseph Swidzinski, Frank Swidzinski, Albert Swidzinski, and infant brother, Theodore Swidzinski.
Friends will be received Friday, November 24, 2017, 6 – 9 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 9:30 am at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Pastor Bruce Gascoine of Christ Community United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Butler County Memorial Park.
Officers and Members of the American Legion Post #117 of Butler, American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora, and the VFW Post #249 of Butler will conduct military honors at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Dr., Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.