Coal Township – Adam James Swift, Jr., 91, of 1002 Trevorton Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his home.
Born on May 8, 1928 in Shamokin he was the son of the late Adam James and Rose (Kautter) Swift Sr. In 1946 he graduated from Coal Township High School where he enjoyed participating in the band. Also as a young man the was a member of several local community bands.
He married Alda (Meck) Swift in 1950 and together they raised three daughters and a son. His family and church were a priority his entire life. He was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Shamokin. He particularly enjoyed family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was President of the family business, Swift Coal Sales, until his retirement. Adam also served on the board of the Pennsylvania National Bank and Trust Company in Shamokin. Upon his retirement he volunteered for many years delivering dinners for Meals on Wheels.
Adam is survived by three daughters and a son, Debra Keefer and her husband Terry, Gail Bickhart and her husband, Robert, Pamela Walsh and her husband, Timothy and Adam James Swift III; five Grandchildren, Roseann Kerwell and her husband, Benjamin Kerwell, Amanda Prusch and her husband, Matthew Prusch, Emily Keefer, Gavin Walsh, Christopher Weaver and his wife, Donna Weaver; five great grandchildren, Zoey Kerwell, Quinn Prusch, Cooper Prusch, Reagan Prusch, Brooke Weaver; and his good friend, Margaret Burd. In addition to his wife and parents, Adam was preceded in death by, two sisters, Ruth (Swift) Sherry and her husband, Charles Sherry, Dorothy (Swift) Przekop and her husband, Harry Przekop; a grandson, Timothy A. Walsh Jr.; and his father and mother- in-law: Albert F. Meck and Abigail (Sober) Meck.
Adam James Swift, 91, of 1002 Trevorton Road, Coal Township – Graveside service will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:00 am with Reverend Sarah Hershberger, officiating, at Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Grace Lutheran Church, 10 South 7th Street, Shamokin, PA, 17872. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
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