Stanley Richard "Red" Switzer, 81, of Sligo, died July 11, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness.
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Born October 30, 1932, in Fairmount City, he was the son of Stanley B. Switzer and Esther C. Seybert.
Mr. Switzer was a member of Nevin Memorial United Church of Christ in Frogtown.
He graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School in 1950. He then entered the U.S. Air Force in May of 1951. After leaving the service in 1955, Mr. Switzer worked as a teller for the New Bethlehem Bank then worked for Glenn's Mercantile. In 1963 he became a truck driver, driving for George Wolf until 1974. He then began driving for R&H Trucking in Clarion from 1974 to 1985. He also owned his own dairy farm.
Mr. Switzer was the President of the Pennsylvania Gun Owners Association.
In his younger years he enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, fishing and camping.
Survivors include three sons, Richard Switzer and his wife, Aeed, of Thailand, Matthew Switzer and his wife, Kim, of Oklahoma, and Steven Switzer of Sligo; two daughters, Virginia Guntrum and her husband, George, of Summerville and Hazel Jay and her husband, John, of Corsica; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Caleb, Shalee, Adam, Samantha, Ben, Travis, Brian and Timothy; numerous great- grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews; three brothers: John Switzer of Tennessee, Frank Switzer and his wife, Sue, of Fairmount City, Larry Switzer and his wife, Barb, of Aylett, Va.; and one sister: Patricia Polanski and her husband, Rich, of Florida.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Pat Aaron Switzer.
Per Mr. Switzer's request there will be no viewing or services.
Memorial contributions can be made to Clarion-Forest VNA, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214.
Arrangements are at the direction of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.,of Clarion.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by viewing the website www.goblefh.net.
Published in The Leader Vindicator from July 14 to July 24, 2014