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Norman Blake Swatsworth

February 23, 1928 December 1, 2012
Norman Blake Swatsworth
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Norman Blake Swatsworth, 84, of Bailey Settlement Clearfield, passed away Saturday December 1, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital.
 
Born February 23, 1928 in Curwensville, he was the son of Blake and Lyda Rachel (Middleton) Swatsworth.  Mr. Swatsworth was retired from the Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club as a groundskeeper after 28 years of service and prior to that had been employed by Penndot for 13 years and then by E. M. Brown of Clearfield for 4 years.
 
He was a member of the Centre Grove United Methodist Church in Hyde, was a U S Naval Veteran of World War II, and was a former member of the Susquehanna Grange.
 
On June 20, 1950 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Bailey Settlement, he wed the former Josephine A. Smay who survives along with 7  children: David A. Swatsworth and wife Karen of Curwensville, Susan A. Wallace and husband Daniel of Morrisdale, Debra L. Shaw and husband Ron of Woodland, Richard A. Swatsworth and wife Debra of Clearfield, Robert B. Swatsworth and wife Andrea of Etters, PA, Joseph S. Swatsworth of Atlanta, GA, and William M. Swatsworth of Clearfield.
 
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren: Stephanie Gilbert, Michale Swatsworth, Jennifer Nash, Jeannine Wallace, Todd Shaw, Chad Shaw, Carrie Shaw, Barbie Jo Taylor, Dean Swatsworth, Douglas Swatsworth, Jared Swatsworth, and Patrick Swatsworth; 9 great grandchildren: Jordan Gilbert, Logan Gilbert, Devin Swatsworth, Brittany Wall, Chloe Seigal, Gabriel Taylor, Maylee Taylor, Dean Swatsworth Jr., and Luke M. Swatsworth; 3 sisters: Miriam Bailey of Rockton, Dollie Beckman of Olanta, and Mary Lou Straw and husband Harrison of Tonawanda, NY, and a brother Clifford Swatsworth of DuBois.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Ronald Shaw Jr., a great grandson Caleb Lewis, a brother Sherman Swatsworth, and a sister Rosemond Bailor.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Swatsworth will be held at the Centre Grove United Methodist Church 1100 Village Road Clearfield on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Dr. Randy M. Willis officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery Curwensville.
 
Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. in Curwensville on Tuesday December 4 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, and Wednesday at the church from 10 AM until time of services,
 
Military Honors will be accorded at the church by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.
 
The family suggests contributions be made to the Centre Grove United Methodist Church 1100 Village Road Clearfield, PA 16830
 
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
 
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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