John Swan Jr. (1947 - 2014)

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John Swan Jr., 67, DuBois, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home.
Born May 1, 1947, in DuBois, he was a son of the late John M. Swan Sr. and Emma Guthrie Swan.
He was the husband of his Soul Mate, Bonnie Hallowell Swan, DuBois.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with an honorable discharge.
He was employed as an EMT for DuBois EMS. John was retired from Owens Illinois in 2010.
Mr. Swan was an avid hunter, a drummer for the band Live Wires achieving a record label and having a hit single on the Billboard Top 100.
He was a professional Chess Player. John was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Pirates and enjoyed watching the games with his family.
Mr. Swan was a huge supporter of the Salvation Army, Red Cross, DuBois Community Days and the local fire departments. Every month he sponsored a child from St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
John loved photography, camping, reading Egyptian history books, politics and traveling all over the country with his family especially Hawaii and Las Vegas.
The number one thing in his life was his family, children and grandchildren. He was always there for them and guiding them through life with his wisdom, knowledge and generosity.
He will forever live on in our hearts and will be sadly missed forever.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and a daughter: Brian Swan, Aaron Swan and wife, Brenda, and Brandy Arnold and husband, Justin, all of DuBois; three grandchildren: Nathan and Mason Swan and Morgan Arnold all of DuBois; and a sister, Dorothy Locke, Kissimmee, Fla.
There will be no public viewing. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Mohney Yargar Funeral Chapel Inc., 142 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of John to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Heart Center at Penn Highlands DuBois, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 13 to June 21, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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