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Jerald Swartzmiller

May 16, 2012
Morning Journal News

WELLSVILLE - Jerald William Swartzmiller, 74, of St. Rt. 39, Wellsville, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Adkins Care Center in East Liverpool.

He was born March 28, 1938, in Sistersville, W.Va., a son of the late Julian Rome and Hattie Kathleen (Phillips) Swartzmiller.

Jerald was a 1956 graduate of Wellsville High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1960 to 1962. He retired as a locksmith from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Jerald served as an elder at Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church and played in its men's softball league. He was a member of Wellsville Masonic Lodge for more than 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death on February 15, 2008, by his wife, Marcia J. (Anderson) Swartzmiller, whom he married on October 11, 1963.

Survivors include one daughter, Stacie French and her husband Denny of Calcutta; one son, USAF Major Justin W. Swartzmiller and his wife Cecelia of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kali and Samuel Oaks of Calcutta and Keilani and Kaeo Swartzmiller of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18 at Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Derek Marotta of the church officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery where Tri State Veterans Burial Group will accord full military honors.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville.

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