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John Swanger

John Swanger

Friday, July 19th, 1940 Sunday, January 26th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for John Earl Swanger

John Earl Swanger, 79, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born July 19, 1940, he was a son of the late Charles Edgar and Cecelia Millhouse Swanger.

John was a 1958 graduate of CASHS. He served honorably in the US Airforce. He was employed as a cost accountant with American Can and more recently James River until his retirement. He then worked at Dice’s Tire for 10 years. John was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church for 56 years where he served on several boards and committees and also in the church choir. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and wood cutting. Earlier in his life he enjoyed playing baseball, softball and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Stine Swanger, whom he married on March 2, 1963; three children, Anita Patterson (George) of Aiken, SC, Adair Pagnotta (Francis, Jr.) of Chambersburg, and Beth Vassallo (Daniel Domenick) of Waynesboro; four grandchildren, G. Aaron Patterson (Rachel) of Highland Falls, NY, Seth Patterson (Jasmine) of Dallas, GA, Chandler Pagnotta of Chambersburg, and Laurel Mann of Waynesboro; three great grandchildren, Connor, Alaric and Grayson; and five siblings, Donald Swanger, Gerald Swanger, Richard Swanger, Janet Derrick, and Dale Swanger. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by four siblings, Wayne Swanger, Floyd Swanger, Phyllis Kirby and Harry “Sonny” Swanger.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 125 Park Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Rev. Layne Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Park Avenue United Methodist Church
    125 Park Avenue
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
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    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Park Avenue United Methodist Church
    125 Park Avenue
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    11:00am

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Debbie Jones

Elaine, Adair and family. I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I am just at a loss for words, mainly because there are no words other than those of sympathy, which you have mine. Knowing you will find comfort in all the happy memories and peace beyond all measure is my prayer for you.
Much Love,
Debbie Jones
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Doris A. Leberknight

My sincere condolences to the family of John E. Swanger. God will keep you in his loving care.
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