Barbara Jo Swanek

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Barbara Jo Swanek, 76, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

After graduating from Wyoming Memorial High School, she went on to Perilla Beauty School before going on to become bookkeeper of Swanek Masonry, where she helped her husband run the business.

She was born in Pittston to the late John and Gladys Leppert Wilson.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Robert F. Coxe.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Franklin Swanek; son, Franklin Swanek Jr., his wife, Roxane Lee-Swanek, and their daughter, Lorelai Lee Swanek; sister, Bonnie Cornell and her companion, Douglas Trumbower.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Harriet Santos and the Rev. James Wert officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Gubbiotti Funeral Home LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

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Memorial donations can be sent to the Wyoming United Methodist Church.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 9, 2019
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