PORT ALLEGANY - M. Vivian Switzer, 90, of Willow Street, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2016) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born March 1, 1926, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of Charles R. and Mildred Ernest Gaul. On Jan. 24, 1948, in Mifflintown, she married Frank W. Switzer, who died Feb. 11, 2015. They were married 67 years.
Vivian was a graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown, Class of 1944.
She had been employed with Pierce Glass Co. and later Port Allegany High School as a secretary, before her retirement.
She was a longtime resident of the area and a member of the United Methodist Church and the Women's Club both of Port Allegany, and former member of the Smethport Country Club and its Couples League. She also was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing with Friends of the S.W. Smith Library bridge group.
Surviving are a son, Frank W. (Pamela) Switzer Jr. of Port Allegany; a daughter, Marsha V. Jordan of Mishawaka, Ind.; three grandchildren, Derek (Sara) Switzer of Macon, Ga., Brian (Jenna) Switzer of Erie, and Stacey Donica of Mishawaka, Ind.; and four great-grandchildren, Angelina Jordan, Mya Donica, Claire and Mae Vivian Switzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; a son-in-law, Wayne L. Jordan; and four brothers, Richard E. Gaul, Joseph W. Gaul, the Rev. Benjamin Gaul, and Charles R. Gaul.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Michael Culver and the Rev. Randall Headley co-officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the Cole Manor Resident Activities Fund.
Condolences can be made at the switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2016