Altha "Toni" Swelgin

  • "Patty, So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a good..."
  • "Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your loved ones..."
    - Rita Zang

Altha "Toni" Swelgin, 79, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017, at Riverstreet Manor Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Plains Township, she was the daughter of the Joseph and Mary (Usdavin) Salanis.

Toni was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1955, and was employed as a seamstress by Leslie Fay until her retirement. She loved to cook and bake and received a degree in culinary arts from Luzerne County Community College. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Swelgin Jr., on Jan. 28, 2001; her daughter, Nancy Hamm Swelgin; and her sister and brothers.

Surviving are her daughter, Patty Krushnowski, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Jude Krushnowski and his wife, Fio, Cory Krushnowski and Sean Krushnowski and his companion, Judee Kalenkoski; great-grandson, Alex Krushnowski; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township.

Interment will be held in St. Francis Cemetery, Plains Township, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702.

For additional information, or to leave Toni's family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at
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Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 10, 2017