Warren D. Swailes Sr.

Died: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Warren D. Swailes, Sr. 86, of Mifflintown passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

     Born April 27, 1933, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Jesse Edward and Sadie (Swartwood) Swailes.

     He is survived by his wife, Gloria J. (Kinsloe) Swailes, whom he married April 26, 1952; seven children, Warren Swailes, Jr. and wife, Jodie, of Mifflintown, Kathy Marshall and husband, Walter, of Mifflin, Samuel Swailes and wife, Stacey, of McClure, Thomas Swailes and wife, Kathy, of Mifflintown, Steven Swailes and wife, Sara, of McClure, Donald Swailes and wife, Patricia, of Mifflintown, and Debra Ross and husband, Michael, of Mifflintown, one sister, Martha Weiand, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald, an infant daughter, Helen, one son, Timothy Swailes, two brothers, Charles and Samuel Swailes, and six sisters, Lillian Fisher, Mary Earles, Annie Hockenberry, Minnie Walton, Maggie Schlegel, and Shirley Rodgers.

     During his life, Warren worked as a chicken farmer, a mechanic, and a tree trimmer with Asplundh Tree Company.

     He enjoyed hanging out with his faithful four-legged companion, Sugar, going to flea markets and yard sales with his wife, tinkering in his garage, collecting Cub Cadets and remodeling his Farmall tractor that he entered in many parades. Camping with his whole family was a huge past-time in his younger years. By far, his favorite thing to do was spoiling all the grandchildren.

     His funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Rev. William Esborn officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing on Monday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to ROFF (Rescue Our Furry Friends), 133 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009 or to a charity that benefits animals.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

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