Thursday, February 14, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery
Dennis J. Swartz, age 65, of 136 Powell Road, Butler, PA, formerly of 91 Plum Street, Greenville, PA passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at home of complications of brain cancer.
He was born In Greenville on July 24, 1953 to Russell and Marie (McCann) Swartz. Denny was employed by Greenville Steel Car followed by Trinity Industries. During layoffs he was quick with a drink and a smile at several local watering holes where he bartended. He was an ardent outdoorsman and lover of music, he spent many an evening enjoying his Merle Haggard collection. He loved his Pittsburgh sports teams, and was quick to tell you what the players and ownership had messed up to prevent a championship. He loved traditional country music and the Grateful Dead, but was always looking out for new bands that would catch his ear. A lifelong fitness fanatic, he ran 6 miles prior to going to the emergency department where he obtained the diagnosis that took his life. He was an excellent story teller, and wouldn’t let the fact that you’d heard the story multiple times dissuade him from telling it passionately. He loved the movie Lonesome Dove, and you knew were a close friend if he called you a name from the movie. He loved life, and was happiest sitting by a fire with a cocktail in his hand, listening to music, laughing with his friends. A lover of a good time, his motto was that he would enjoy his part of whatever was going around. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Denny is survived by a son, Matthew Swartz of Greenville; a daughter, Sherry Adams and her husband Andrew of Butler, his former wife Christina Huhn of Greenville, 3 grandchildren, Jasmin Randall, Avery Adams, and Austin Adams, all of Butler, three sisters; Martha Palm of Greenville, Joan Aug of Luther, MI and Mary Rushmore and her husband Martin of Jamestown, three brothers; Levern Swartz and his wife Sis, John Swartz and Regis Swartz and his wife Patricia, all of Greenville, as well as many nieces and nephews, who will all greatly miss their uncle Den.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlotte Wade.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville High School Athletic Department, 9 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.