Reva Rosenberg

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Reva C. Swatsler Rosenberg, 87, of Erie, formerly of Bradford, passed away peacefully Friday (Oct. 21, 2016) at Forestview Healthcare Center in Erie.
Born Dec. 27, 1928, in Middlebourne, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Belva Gatrell Myers. She grew up in Bradford and graduated from Bradford High School in 1947.
Following graduation, she married Ralph Swatsler. Together, they raised three children before he passed away in 1970. Reva then married Harold Rosenberg in 1975 and together they enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and their cats and beagle dogs.
Reva earned her pilot's license so she could fly the small plane they owned and enjoyed living on the 8th hole of the golf course in Williston, Fla., for several years. In later years, they moved to Erie to be closer to family. Harold died in 2012 and Reva moved into the Springhill Senior Living Community in Erie. She enjoyed many activities and opportunities there, especially playing bingo. She loved doing craft projects, cooking, baking especially Christmas cookie gift bags for her adult grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy (Norman) Fedor of Erie and Marsha Lignian of Bradford; one son, Dennis R. Swatsler of Bradford; and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Myers of Smethport and Dolores Myers of Bradford. She was so proud of her grandchildren, Chad (Christine) Bucher of Richland, Ryan Fedor of Torrance, Calif., Casey (Michele) Bucher of Bradford, Corey (Tracy) Fedor of Erie, Dennis E. Swatsler of Erie, Hallie (Robert) Johnston of Webster, N.Y., Sherre Jo Swatsler of Smethport. She dearly loved her many great-grandchildren, Justin, Tyler and Meghan Bucher, Chandler, Cody, Cade, and Cameron Bucher, Pierce and Remley Johnston, Ella and Nora Fedor, and Evee, Kiera, and Emma Swatsler. She is further survived by her stepgrandchildren, Shannon Gustafson, Renee Bishop, Nathan Gustafson, all of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; an infant grandson, Stephen Paul, stepdaughter, Karen Rosenberg Gustafson; two brothers, William and Robert Myers; and one sister, Doris Norton.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA; or the Humane Society of Erie.
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Bradford, PA 16701
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2016
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