Ned C. Swigart (1928 - 2015)

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Ned C. Swigart, 86, Brookville, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Brookville Hospital with loving care.
Born July 14, 1928, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late Henry Clair and Ruth Kerr Swigart. He married Mary Joan Swartz June 27, 1954, in Titusville. She survives.
Ned was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a 1950 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in animal husbandry. He retired as a technical poultry specialist for the Western Division of Agway. In 1976, he received the Vice President's Cup award from Agway for outstanding sales achievements for the year. After retiring in 1988, he and his wife operated the Blue Bird Hollow Bed and Breakfast for 10 years in Baxter.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brookville and the McVeytown Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
Ned was an avid hunter and member of the Redlick Hunting Club. He enjoyed outdoor activities including gardening, traveling, hiking and camping. He could always strike up conversations with anyone he met whether shopping in downtown Brookville or hiking the Austrian Alps or Scottish Highlands. He participated in the United Fund drives and was a faithful American Red Cross blood donor.
Also surviving are: son, Jeffrey Swigart and his wife, Diane, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; daughter, Cindy Radaker and her husband, Bob, of Brookville; granddaughter, Leah Tallon and her husband, Jeff, of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; granddaughter-in-law, Heather Swigart and two great-granddaughters, Wylee and Raelynn Swigart of Camp Verde, Ariz.; brother, Craig K. Swigart of McVeytown; and sister, Jean Yoho of Allentown.
A grandson, Jason Swigart, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, and 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday immediately following visitation at the Presbyterian Church of Brookville. A luncheon will be held following the service at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Building.
Donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 100 White St., Brookville, PA 15825, or to the .
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Brookville, PA 15825
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2015
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