Robert E. Swartz

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HANOVER Robert E. "Bob" Swartz, 75, entered into God's eternal care on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the loving husband of Beverly A. (Sandruck) Swartz for 52 years. Born December 31, 1937, in East Berlin, he was a son of the late Charles and Katherine (Flemming) Swartz. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a tour bus driver for Lincoln Bus Lines, Hanover, before becoming a truck driver for more than 35 years. He drove both cross country and locally for a number of trucking firms and in 2010 was recognized as truck driver of the year by Mail Carriers of America. Bob loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren at the family pond. He also enjoyed his pet dogs and cats. In addition to his wife, Bev, he is survived by two children, Edward E. Swartz and his wife, Jackie of Hanover, and Lori A. Scott and her husband, Dan of Hanover; four grandchildren, Cory Swartz, Brock Swartz, Jordan Scott, and Evan Swartz; seven siblings, Betty Stewart of Westminster, Md., Donna Lehigh of Hanover, Mary Witt of Carlisle, Nancy Brillhart of Hanover, Doris Stoll of Mt. Holly Springs, Janet Starner of Gardners, and Larry Swartz of Mt. Holly Springs; and a step-brother, Larry Bankert of Carlisle. Bob was preceded in death by five siblings, Henry, Rodger, Charles, and Shirley Swartz, and Evelyn Henry. A service to celebrate the life of Robert E. "Bob" Swartz will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Wetzel Funeral Home and Crematory, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, with the Rev. Scott A. Sager officiating. A time to share memories with the family and an opportunity to view will be on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. For those desiring, contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758817, Topeka, KS 66675. To share memories of Bob Swartz and view a video tribute, please visit
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Wetzel Funeral Home - Hanover
549 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
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Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 4, 2013
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