Dayle Hemingway Swisher, Clarks Summit, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 38 years is Charles L. Swisher, M.D.
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Born Nov. 9, 1946, in Kingston, daughter of the late Robert Hemingway and Esther Banks Parkinson, Dayle graduated from Kingston High School, received her diploma in nursing from Nesbitt Hospital School of Nursing and her B.S.N. from Wilkes College. She then moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where she was a nurse at the Georgetown University Hospital. Thereafter, she worked at Arlington Hospital in Virginia where she met her loving husband, Charles.
She returned to Northeast Pennsylvania in 1975 and she and her husband raised their three children and devotedly followed all of their school and athletic activities. When her husband had a private medical practice in West Scranton, she worked as his nurse. Dayle made friends easily. She loved reading, eating out and following her favorite sports teams, the New York Yankees and the Washington Redskins.
Also surviving are two sons, William F. Swisher and wife, Bethany; and Mark H. Swisher; a daughter, Devon E. Swisher and husband, Justin A. Santi; two grandchildren, Avery Grace and William Charles Swisher; a sister, Marilyn Daily and husband, Mark H. Swenson; as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dayle was also preceded in death by her stepfather, William Parkinson.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, Clarks Green Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfu neralhome.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 29, 2013