Gerald G. "Pork" Swinehart

HERNDON — Gerald G. "Pork" Swinehart, 70, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the home of his sister, Jane Taylor, of Trevorton Road. He was in ill health for the past several months.

He was born Nov. 20, 1943, in Danville, a son of the late George E. and Mildred M. (Crissinger) Swinehart. He lived most of his life in Herndon.

He was a 1961 graduate of Trevorton High School.

On Nov. 3, 1962, he married the former Patricia Kimmel, who preceded him in death.

Early in life, he worked at the former Mandata Poultry Plant. He retired as a truck driver for Meckley's Limestone Products, Herndon.

Gerald was of the Protestant faith, and enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Hut Restaurant in Herndon.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey A. Swinehart, of Monmouth, Ore.; four grandchildren, Kathryn Plummer and her husband, Skyler, Joseph Swinehart, Tanner Swinehart and Collin Swinehart; two sisters, Jane Taylor and her husband, Howard, of Trevorton Road, and Joan Smith and her husband, Jim, of Middleburg RR; two special great-nephews, Andrew and Josh Groninger, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Swinehart.

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SWINEHART — Gerald G. "Pork" Swinehart, 70, of Herndon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton with the Rev. Daniel Conklin officiating. Burial will be in Herndon Cemetery. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home
841 W. Shamokin St. Trevorton, PA 17881

Published in The News Item on Feb. 18, 2014