Norman Lee Swem, Sr., age 88, of Meadville formerly of Kennard Rd., Sugar Grove Twp., Greenville, passed away Thursday evening October 24, 2019 in Wesbury Retirement Community, Meadville.
He was born in Sumner, WA on October 21, 1931 to Norman F. and Lillian E. (Maitland) Swem. He was a 1951 graduate of Centralia (WA) High School. Norm retired as an Aircraft Electronics Instructor from the U.S. Air Force after twenty-two years of service. After retirement from the military, he worked in the Insurance Industry from 1971-1993. His hobbies included, golfing and trips to the casino.
On April 4, 1970 he married the former Blanche I. Greenawalt, she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son; Norman Lee Swem, Jr. and his wife Richelle of Saegertown, two daughters; Charlene E. Foster and her husband Donald of Arizona and Vicki L. Wheeler of Arizona, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, two sons; Gary E. Swem and Charles L . Swem, a brother; George L. Swem and two sisters; Barbara E. LeGrande and Norma Mae Banick.
There will be no funeral service but military honors will be rendered by Greenville V.F.W. Post #3374 at 1:00pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Stevenson Cemetery. Inurnment will be in Stevenson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.