Albert (Bert) SWISSHELM

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SWISSHELM, Albert (Bert), 85, of Harrisburg NC, passed away July 3, 2013. He was born in Pitcairn, PA to Homer and Sadie Swisshelm and lived in the Pittsburgh area most of his life until he retired to Sun City Center, FL in December 1991. He moved to Harrisburg, NC in 2010. Bert served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW2. He graduated from Robert Morris University and spent most of his career as Division Controller/Manager of Consumer Credit for Ionics, Inc., Bridgeville, Pa., a division of General Electric. He was a 50+ year member of Valley Lodge #613, Turtle Creek, Pa. Bert was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, FL where he served as ordained Elder, Deacon, Treasurer, and was a current member of Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Concord, NC. Bert married Shirley Rau in 1950 and they were best friends for 56 years until she passed away in 2007. He is survived by his sons, Thomas of Gainesville, FL, Jerry (wife Lynn) of Harrisburg, NC and Richard of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by three grandchildren, John Swisshelm, Kathryn Martin, and Joel Swisshelm, and one great grandchild, Finley Martin. We want to express special appreciation to Home Instead Senior Care, and Hospice of Cabarrus County for their loving care of Dad. A memorial service will be held at Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 7940 Rocky River Road, Concord NC 28025 on August 3, 2013 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to a . Online condolences may be made at

Published in on July 14, 2013
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