Obituaries

William J. Swantek

William J. Swantek, 67, of Pattersonville, Ringtown, passed away peacefully Saturday evening at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John J. Swantek Sr. and Violet Janowczyk Swantek.

He was a 1966 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

US FlagMr. Swantek was a decorated Navy veteran, having received the National Defense Service Medal.

Bill was a carpenter and co-owner of the former Swantek Lumber Co., Shenandoah.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Shenandoah Valley School District as the maintenance supervisor.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Susan A. Serakas; two sons, Daniel and Joseph Swantek; one grandson, Christopher Swantek; two brothers, Thomas and James Swantek; two sisters, Dolores Gallo and Janet Antz; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Religious services with military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian will officiate.

Family may gather for a funeral procession to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

William J. Swantek Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Tony and Debb Blaschak says:

    Susie,
    This came as a shock to us. We just found out. If we can do anything to help get you through these trying times, just know we are there for you. Bill was a great person and someone we considered a friend. He will be missed. All our love

    Tony And Debb Blaschak