Allen Duane Swartzbaugh

Swartzbaugh YORK Allen Duane Swartzbaugh, 81, entered into rest after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at 4:10 a.m. at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Martha Myers of York, whom he married on April 4, 1996, celebrating 16 years together. He was born in York on February 1, 1931, the son of the late Allen Franklin and Laura A.V. (Neuhaus) Swartzbaugh. Allen was a millwright with the Carpenters Union (former Local 191 in York). He was a United States Army Veteran, SGT 1st class serving during the Korean War, working CID. He was a life member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Red Lion, a graduate of the Red Lion Senior High School Class of 1950 and a 1950 graduate of the Provost Marshal School. He was a Free and Accepted Mason Lodge #649 in Red Lion 32°, and was involved for 75 years with the Boy Scouts Troup 35. Allen was a charter member of Order of the Arrow where he was Chief in 1950, member of Red Lion American Legion Post 543, Red Lion Historical Society, Codorus Valley Historical Society, Izaak Walton League, York Riflemen Club, Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland (BGCM), Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmith Association (PABA), PA Dutch Club, and the Carpenters Local Union #214 (formerly Local 191) where he was a member for 60 years, retiring after 43 1/2 years of service. He obtained a black belt in Judo. There will be no viewing. Cremation will take place with Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. Family and friends are invited to extend their condolences on Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. John's UCC, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion. The F&AM will present Masonic Rites at 9:45 a.m., followed by full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard and presentation by the Boy Scout Troop #35. A Memorial Service to celebrate Allen's life will begin at 10 a.m. at the church, with his pastor, Rev. David D. Tietje, officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery at the convenience of the family. It is Allen's request not to have flowers but in his memory please donate to BGCM, P.O. Box 593 Randallstown, MD, 21133; or to PABA, c/o Doug Dayger, 492 Quaker Lake Road, Bingham, NY 13903; or to Hospice Community Care- founded as Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Funeral Home

Burg Funeral Home, Inc.
134 W. Broadway Red Lion, PA 17356
717-244-4567

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 28, 2012