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Samuel J. Schweigert Jr.

Captain Samuel J. Schweigert, Jr., USMM, Ret., 88, passed away December 14, 2012 at his Schwenksville residence. He was the husband of the late Sarah (McNeill) Schweigert who passed away in 2005. Born October 9, 1924 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Samuel J. and Mathilda (Minnick) Schweigert. He attended Germantown High School and was very proud to graduate from Perkiomen Valley High School 70 years later, with the class of 2011. Capt. Schweigert was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a Merchant Seaman with the U. S. Coast Guard in 1989 as Captain. Capt. Schweigert was currently a member of the Perkiomen Valley School Board since 1990, where he had formerly served as president. He was also a current member and former president of the North Montco Technical Career Center Board. He was a member of Richmond Lodge No. 230 Free & Accepted Masons of Philadelphia, the Schwenksville chapter of the Patriotic Order of Sons of America, Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Schwenksville, and Schwenksville Library Board. Capt. Schweigert also served on the Schwenksville Borough Authority for over 20 years. Surviving are three daughters, Sarilynne S. Meyer and her husband Stephen F. of Fort Washington, Sharon E. Lloyd and her husband Dick of Carversville, and Sandra Joy Conklin and her husband Paul A. of LaGrange, GA; 7 grandchildren, Todd, Rebecca, Holly-Joy, Hillary, Hannah, Heidi, and Hope; and 3 great grandchildren, Emma, Averie, and Jeremiah. He is also survived by two brothers, Wayne T. Schweigert of Holland, and R. Bruce Schweigert of Wake Forest, NC, and was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 1PM on Friday, December 21, at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, PA 19473. Interment will follow at Schwenksville Cemetery. Friends may call for the viewing on Thursday evening from 7-8:30PM at R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 3440 Skippack Pike @ Cedars Rd., Skippack. For those desiring, contributions may be made in his memory to the church at the address above. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Times Herald on Dec. 19, 2012
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