Joseph Swidzinski, 99, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm at the VA Butler Healthcare .
He was born March 11, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Nickolas Swidzinski and Paulina Schmidt Swidzinski.
Mr. Swidzinski was a self-employed general contractor. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a life member of the VFW Post #249.
He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Galida and her husband George of Fort Collins, CO and Janis Caton and her husband Byron of Golden, CO.; four grandchildren, Michael Galida, Erika Caton, Larissa Caton and Travis Caton; four brothers, Adam Swidzinski, Louis Swidzinski, John Swidzinski and Carl Swidzinski all of Butler, PA; three sisters, Eugenia Schultz of Butler, Lucille Spohn of Maryland,and Helen Dolman of Slippery Rock, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Elaine Swidzinski, whom he married on June 14, 1947 and who passed away on October 8, 2013; and three brothers, Stanley, Albert and Frank Swidzinski.
There will be no public visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:30 am at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Butler, PA
Burial will take place in the Butler County Memorial Park.
The Bantam Marine Corps League Detachment #743 will conduct military honors at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA CLC Hospice, 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001 or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.