John D. Swinehart, 86, of Salladasburg, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 16, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Avis, July 10, 1934 a son of the late John J. and Florence (Wagner) Swinehart.
John was a devoted Christian and family man. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Jersey Shore where he taught young boy’s Sunday school classes for over 46 years. He was involved with the church’s bible study and visited nursing homes throughout the Jersey Shore area. John’s family was very important to him and he loved them dearly.
John was a US Army Veteran. He was married on March 23, 1962 to the former Judith “Judy” A. (Little) who survives. He retired in 1989 as the Supervisor for Gardener Warehouse in South Avis. John had been employed over 20 years with Gardener; throughout his life John had also been employed with Avco, Sylvania, Woolrich Corp. and Capital Industries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, weightlifting and boxing.
Besides his wife, Judy, of nearly 59 years; he is survived by three daughters, Kathy Fagan (Lee) of Craig, CO, Karin Long (Vincent), of Sandy Hook, KY and Kristal Winner (David) of Loyalsock; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Kaleb, Krislyn, Kariann, Brady, Makenna, Bryce and Erin along with seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Bob (Patricia), of Jersey Shore. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kathryn Bletz.
In keeping with Johns wishes, his services will be held privately at his family’s convenience. His family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Thompson Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.
Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home has been entrusted with his services.
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