David V. Swartz, 78, of Lancaster, died Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
He was married 50 years this past April to Verna A. Hess Swartz. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Jeremiah C. and Ethel Wallick Swartz.
David graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then later received his Master’s Degree from Temple University. He retired from the School District of Lancaster where he had taught fourth grade for 30 years. David served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1961.
He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and had enjoyed volunteering in various capacities at the church. His interests included fishing, camping, sports and volunteering with Meals on Wheels.
Surviving besides his wife is a daughter, Betsy A. Swartz of Lancaster; and a step-brother Arthur husband of Patricia Carter of Otto, NC. He was preceded in death by step-brother Donald Carter.
David was well-loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Rogers and Rev. Keith C. Irvine officiating. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA, on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Monday from 10:15 A.M. until the time of the service. Private interment in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery will be held prior to the visitation on Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Swartz’s memory may be made to the Building Fund at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, Pa 17601 or to the Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.