Chester M. Sweigart, Sr. 80, Denver, retired CHS custodian, enjoyed woodworking and fishing

By on March 5, 2014

Chester M. Sweigart, Sr.

Chester M. Sweigart, Sr.

Chester M. Sweigart, Sr., 80, of Denver, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in West Cocalico Twp., the son of the late Fred S. and Sadie M. (Mentzer) Sweigart and was the husband of Vera L. (Landis) Sweigart, whom he married June 28, 1958.

Chester enjoyed attending auctions, and sales at the New Holland Sales Stables. He also enjoyed singing country music, woodworking, fishing, watching western movies on television, and spending time with his family.

He retired after 21 years of service as a custodian for Cocalico High School. Prior to this he was employed as an equipment operator for PennDot.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children: Connie A. Sweigart, companion of Catalina Eberly of Denver; Chester M. Sweigart Jr. of Lancaster; Ricky L. Sweigart of Reamstown; Barry L. Sweigart of Denver; Tammy A., wife of Richard Stief of Ephrata and Tina A., wife of Kevin Bear of Ephrata; seven grandchildren: Melissa A., wife of Brad Amsbaugh of Denver; Debra A., wife of Josh Absher of the Poconos; Stephanie A. and Stacey A. Stief, both of Ephrata, Brittney A. and Chelsea A. Bear, both of Ephrata, and Kevin M. Bear II of Ephrata; three great-grandchildren: Travis L. Amsbaugh of Denver, Destiny A. and Jayden C. Absher, both of the Poconos; and a sister: Viola, wife of the late Roy Noll of Kleinfeltersville. He is also survived by a very close family friend, Johnny Reider.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Debra A. Sweigart; three brothers: Lloyd, Fred and Harold Sweigart and a sister: Emma Hoffman.

Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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