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SWANK, Ronald E.

    Tribune-Democrat, 26 Jul 2018, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Name:   SWANK, Ronald E.
Death Date:   25 Jul 2018
Age:   72
Newspaper:   Tribune-Democrat
Obituary Date:   26 Jul 2018
Contributed by:   Sharon Trosan
Remarks:   Ronald E. Swank, 72, Hollsopple, died July 25, 2018 at Hollidaysburg Veteran's Home. Born October 26, 1945 in Somerset. Son of Ray E. and Louvenia E. (Adams) Swank. Preceded in death by parents and brother Phillip Swank. Survived by wife of 52 years Judy E. (Thomas) Swank; children Michael R. married to Laura (Duncan), Boswell; Wendy S. married to Edmund Elko, Katy, TX and Gunnery Sgt. Bradley D., USMC retired, married to Lavonne (Bailey), Woodstock, VA; grandchildren Larissa married to Mark Szafranski, Emily, David, Mary, Hannah and Sarah Swank; Alex, Demetrius, Max and Nicholas Elko and Gwen Swank; sisters-in-law Amy (Shaulis) Swank, Willington, CT; Jeannie (Thomas) married to Doug Cober, Hollsopple and Janette (Thomas) married to Michael Rubin, Pawtucket, RI; uncles Robert Swank, Berlin and Lloyd married to Elaine (Kimmel) Swank, Berlin; aunt Alice (Swank) married to Walter Stahl, Glencoe and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A 1963 graduate of Conemaugh Township High School. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam War. Former Data Processing Manager for Data Consultants, Westmont; Cambria Equipment, Richland and Stephens Engineering, Gaithersburg, MD. Following his car accident in 1990, Ron started an electronics repair business named Ron's Doghouse Electronics. Member of Benscreek Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. Founder of the Laurel Highlands Young Marines where he served as Commandant for several years. Member and former Commandant for Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League 287. Ron enjoyed hunting, woodworking and doing ceramics. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Friends received from 4-8PM Friday, August 3rd at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Memorial service 10AM Saturday, August 4th at Benscreek Lutheran Church with Rev. Jonathan Adams presiding. Interment Thomas Mennonite Cemetery with military honors by Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League 287 Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by going to or Wounded Warriors, 1117 Country Club Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Benscreek Lutheran Church, 4459 Somerset Pike, Hollsopple, PA 15935. Published on July 26, 2018

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