Roy S. Sweigart, 72, retired truck driver, father of two, outdoorsman, enjoyed yard work

By on June 29, 2016

Roy S. Sweigart, 72, of Denver, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at Lancashire Hall.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Lloyd and Miriam (Stauffer) Sweigart, and was the husband of Edith (Sauder) Sweigart, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

He was a member of Ephrata United Zion Church. Roy retired in 2009 as a truck driver after 25 years, during which he drove more than one million miles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and loved to work in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by four siblings: Martha Bensinger of Lancaster; John, husband of Arlene Sweigart, of Lebanon; Earl, husband of Anna Sweigart, of Plain City, Ohio; June, wife of Eric Schwart, of West Chester; a sister-in-law: Alma Sweigart of Myerstown; a brother-in-law: Melvin Deim of Shippensburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Donnie Sweigart; a daughter: Stephanie Sweigart; a brother: Wilmer Sweigart; and a sister: Grace Deim.

Services were held June 24 at Ephrata United Zion Church, with Pastor Jay Showalter officiating. Interment followed in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Roy’s memory may be made to Transport For Christ, P.O. Box 117, Marietta, PA 17547-0117.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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