Kathryn E. Sweigart
July 13, 1909 - March 10, 2002
Kathryn E. Sweigart, 92, formerly of Reamstown, Lancaster County, died Sunday afternoon at 3:58 PM in the emergency room of Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, where she was take from Denver Nursing Home, Stevens, Lancaster County. She resided at the nursing home since May 1999. Born in Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, she was a daughter of the late William and Clara (Weiss) Gerhart. Her husband, Lloyd D. Sweigart, died June 2, 1978. She was a member of the Reamstown Church of God, and the Cocalico Senior Citizens Group, Reinholds. She enjoyed gardening, camping, cooking and crocheting. Kathryn is survived by a son, Harold L., married to Anna Marie (Feyl) Sweigart, Reinholds, PA; 6 daughters, Helen A. Roth, Adamstown, PA; Esther C. Burkhart, Reamstown, PA; Arlene F. Fuller, Reinholds, PA; Erma M., wife of Kenneth A. Parsons, Stevens, PA; Linda L., wife of Allan R. Echternacht, Denver, PA; and Karen C., married to Elvin L. Weber, Denver, PA; 19 Grandchildren; 23 Great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Carrie Hilton, Colonial Lodge, Denver, PA; and Clara, married to Irvin Showalter, Ephrata, PA; and 3 brothers, Leon, married to Betty (Wenrich) Gerhart, Stevens, PA; Harvey, married to Janet (Ohmacht) Gerhart, Wernersville, PA; and Walter Sweigart, New Cumberland, PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Barry Sweigart, in 1985.
Kathryn's viewing will be held on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM from our funeral parlor. The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 1:00 PM from our establishment with burial to follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, PA.
Marvin S. Sweigart
February 23, 1918 - November 23, 2002
Marvin S. Sweigart, 84, of Ephrata Manor, 250 Parkview Heights Road, Ephrata, Lancaster County, formerly of Reamstown, died Saturday morning at 2:10 AM in the Ephrata Community Hospital where he was a patient 2 days. He resided at Ephrata Manor for the past 3 years. Born in Red Run, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Elsie V. (Burkhart) Sweigart. His wife, Kathryn W. (Schnader) Sweigart, died October 24, 1996. He was a member and past councilman of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Swartzville, PA. Sweigart was the owner and operator of Sweigart’s Poultry, Stevens, for over 35 years. He retired in 1980. Many years ago he had also been employed as a full fashion knitter. A 1936 graduate of East Cocalico Vocational School, Reamstown, he was a past president and Melvin Jones Award recipient of the East Cocalico Lions Club, Reamstown, a member of Ephrata Lodge #665 Free & Accepted Masons, the Rajah Shrine of Reading and the Ephrata Elks Lodge. Marvin enjoyed bowling and was an avid hunter. He is survived by 2 sons, Ray E., married to Susan (Schwartz) Sweigart, Stevens, PA; and Marlin L., married to Shirley (Brown) Sweigart, San Antonio, TX; 3 daughters, Linda M. (Sweigart), married to Edward H. Priepke, Lancaster, PA; Jayne L. (Sweigart), married to J. Clifford Martin, Stevens, PA; and Doris E. (Sweigart) Gehman, Bowmansville, PA; 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson. A sister, Violet G. (Sweigart), widow of Leon W. Artz, Bowmansville, PA, also survives.
Marvin's viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from our parlors. The funeral ceremony will take place from Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 South Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA, on Wednesday morning, November 27, 2002, at 11:00 AM with his pastor, The Reverend Jeffrey K. Lott, officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Burial will follow the service in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville, PA.
Flowers are welcomed, and you may also remember Marvin with contributions to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis Street, Suite 420, Evanston, IL 60201.
Phares W. Sweigert
July 29, 1909 - Feb. 2, 2002
Phares W. Sweigert, 92, formerly of Palmyra, Lebanon County, died Saturday evening at 11:40 PM in Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, Lancaster County, where he resided since November 16th. Born in Reading, Berks County, he was a son of the late Franklin and Mabel L. (Wheelock) Sweigert. He was a peacetime veteran having played in the Army Band. An avid musician, he played saxophone and enjoyed band music most of his life. Phares was employed years ago as a slot machine repairman in Las Vegas and was a truck driver for Jarvis Trucking in later years. Surviving is a daughter, F. Rhoda, married to Emil Uibel, Finksburg, Maryland; 4 grandchildren,6 great-grandchildren; and 4 sisters, June Sweigert, Anderson, California; Flora Sweigert, also a resident of Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, PA; Hope Masker, Salem, Virginia; and Grace, married to John H. Gangaway, Denver, PA.
Phares' viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2002, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM from our parlor with the funeral to be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dave J. Berwick officiating. Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville, Lancaster County, PA.
Flora B. Sweigert
February 3, 1918 - March 26, 2006
Flora B. Sweigert, 88, formerly of Palmyra, Lebanon County, PA, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at 2:00 PM in Maple Farms Nursing Center, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, where she resided for nearly 7 years. Born February 3, 1918, in Reading, Berks County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Mabel L. (Wheelock) Sweigert. She was employed many years ago by Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown, and was employed as an Army Depot clerk. She was an army veteran of World War II. Flora was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Palmyra and Lebanon for many years. She was an avid genealogist. Surviving are 3 sisters, June Sweigert, Redding, CA; Hope Masker, Salem, VA; and Grace, wife of John H. Gangaway, Wyalusing, PA.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with the services beginning at 2:00 PM. Reverend David J. Berwick will officiate at the services.
Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville, Lancaster County, PA.
Thaddeus W. "Ted" Sybil
February 27, 1919 - August 14, 2001
Thaddeus W. “Ted” Sybil, 82, of 118 Red Gate Lane, Reading, Massachusetts, died Tuesday in youville Hospital, Cambridge, MA. Born in Saugus, MA, he was the husband of Kathleen Woods Sybil, formerly of Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA. He was a graduate of Saugus High School and Burdett College and was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Reading, MA. Ted had been employed as a manager for the New England Telephone Company and was an army veteran of WWII. Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 sisters, Lucille J. Hayes & Francis C. Sybil, both of Medford, MA; and Gertrude F. Cox, Saugus, MA; and nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at The Cota Funeral Home, 335, Park Street, North Reading, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 16, 2001, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and at The Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, PA, on Monday, August 20, 2001, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the Cota Funeral Home on Friday at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be given at 10:00 AM from St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Reading, MA.
Final Commendation and farewell will take place from Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, PA, following the viewing from our parlors on Monday morning.
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M. Kathleen Woods Sybil
October 2, 1925 - January 23, 2002
M. Kathleen Sybil, 76, of 118 Red Gate Lane, Reading, Mass., formerly of Adamstown, died Wednesday at Harborside of the North Shore Nursing Center, Saugus, Mass. of natural causes. Born in Mohn’s Hill, Spring Township, Berks County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Mary (Mekiska) Woods. Her husband, Thaddeus W. “Ted” Sybil, died August 14, 2001. She was a member of the Lutheran Faith and was a 1943 graduate of Shillington High School, Berks County, PA. Moving to Woburn, Mass., in 1951, she was a councilwoman for the city of Woburn for several years in the 50’s, but was a homemaker most of her life. Kathleen enjoyed playing the organ and listening to opera. Surviving are 2 brothers, Samuel K., married to Dorothy (Dickersheid) Woods, Adamstown; and Robert H., married to Frances (Applebach) Woods, Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at The Cota Funeral Home, 335, Park Street, North Reading, Massachusetts, on Friday, January 25, 2002, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and on Monday, January 28, 2002, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Inc., 34-38 North Reamstown Road, Reamstown, Pennsylvania.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service from the Cota Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 10:00 AM and also on Monday, January 28, 2002, at 11:00 AM from the Good Funeral Home in Reamstown, PA, with The Rev. Sandra L. Gideon officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, PA.
Jeannette M. Sensenig Taylor
October 22, 1962 - April 17, 2002
Jeannette M. Sensenig Taylor, 39, of Galeton, Potter County, formerly of Denver, Lancaster County, died Wednesday, April 17th, at 7:15 PM in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, where she was a patient since March 15th. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was a daughter of Lillie M. (Merkel) Sensenig, Denver, and the late Floyd K. Sensenig. She was married to James Taylor, Galeton, PA. Jeannette was a member of Father, Son & Holy Ghost Church of Lancaster and was a 1981 graduate of Cocalico High School, Denver. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is a daughter, Becki J. Sensenig, Denver; and these brothers and sisters, Julie A. Sorenson, Ephrata; Deanna L., married to Randall Steffy, Penryn, PA; Judy M. Conner, Arab, Alabama; Billie J., wife of Mel Dietrich, Denver, PA; and M. John Sensenig, Florida. A brother, Jody C. Sensenig, preceded her in death.
Presently, the family has not announced any services.