Ned C. Swigart

Swigart, Ned C.Ned C. Swigart, 86, of Brookville died Friday, February 20, 2015, at Brookville Hospital with loving care.

Born July 14, 1928, in McVeytown, PA, he was the son of the late Henry Clair and Ruth Kerr Swigart.

He married Mary Joan Swartz on 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, PA. He was a member of

The Presbyterian Church in Brookville and the McVeytown Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.

Surviving are: Son, Jeffrey Swigart and his wife, Diane, of Cottonwood, AZ; daughter Cindy Radaker and her husband, Bob, of Brookville, PA; granddaughter Leah Tallon and her husband Jeff, of Aliso Viejo, CA; granddaughter-in-law Heather Swigart and two great granddaughters Wylee and Raelynn Swigart, of Camp Verde, AZ; brother, Craig K. Swigart of McVeytown, PA; and sister, Jean Yoho of Allentown, PA. A grandson, Jason Swigart, preceded him in death.

Ned was an avid hunter and a 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 in the Austrian Alps or Scottish Highlands. He participated in the United Fund drives and was a faithful American Red Cross blood donor.

Hours: Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 25th, at McKinney Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday immediately following the 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 charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Brookville, Pa. 15825

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