Louis K. Schwass

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Louis K. Schwass of Scranton died Monday at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Devers, in 2012.

Born Jan. 14, 1935, in Scranton, the son of the late Arthur L. and Lois E. Schwass, he attended Scranton Technical High School and was an Army veteran. An iron man of local broadcasting, Lou worked at WWRR, formerly WWDL, since December of 1964. He was hired as the station's first full-time employee shortly after it made its debut on Nov. 26, 1964. Lou later added his voice to WICK in 1978. For 34 years, he worked the 6 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and the Saturday afternoon shift at WWDL and WICK.

Lou possessed the perfect voice for the night shift, upbeat and soothing. He retired from broadcasting full-time in 1999, but remained with WWRR and WICK part-time until the time of his death. Lou was a loving and devoted husband, father and "grandfather" to his grandpuppy, who was known as much for his kindness as his trademark voice. He enjoyed nothing more than lying in the sun by the pool.

Surviving are his son, Jason Schwass and his wife, Larissa; and a brother, Arthur.

In accordance with his wishes, no memorial service will be held. Cremation took place at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald. His family suggests memorial gifts in his and Mary's memory be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Arrangements: Knight-O'Donnell Funeral Home.
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Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home
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Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 342-1063
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Published in Scranton Times on July 26, 2013
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