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1931 MARTIN 2019

MARTIN JOHN SWOVICK

July 18, 1931 — February 10, 2019

Martin John "Marty” Swovick, 87, Tyrone, formerly of Reightown, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at Epworth Manor, where he had been a resident for the last couple of years.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Walter J. and Mary Magdalen (Krish) Swovick.

Surviving are four nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth E. Leidy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara A. (Prosser) Leidy; a brother, Melvin J. Swovick; and a sister-in-law, Maria Swovick.

He was a graduate of Altoona High School and graduated in 1953 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture.

He served in the U.S. Navy, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four. He was a social worker and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in 1989 after 30 years of service. Prior to that, he was employed by State Farm Insurance Company. He was a member of member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, American Legion John M. Anderson Post 424, Bellwood, VFW Colobine-Loucks Post 5201, Bellwood and St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood.

Marty enjoyed ornamental landscaping, trees, gardening, automobiles, trains and feeding and watching birds.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019, where a vigil for deceased will at 6 pm at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, 443 Wopsononock Ave., Altoona,  Father D. Timothy Grimme, celebrant. Committal will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Altoona.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

STANLEY J. KRISH FUNERAL HOME, INC

1204 17th street, Altoona, PA 16601

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Starts at 6:00pm (Eastern time)

STANLEY J. KRISH FUNERAL HOME, INC

1204 17th street, Altoona, PA 16601

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church

411 Wopsononock Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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