On December 28, 2004, JOHN S. SWONGER, SR., 88, of Johnson City, TN, formerly of Freeland, MD and New Freedom, PA. Husband of the late Sarah R. (Shelley) Swonger; father of the late John S. Swonger, Jr.; father in-law of Linda M. Swonger; grandfather of John C. Swonger and his wife Ruth, and Rachel M. Bury and her husband William; great grandfather of Kate and Margaret Swonger, and Jacob Bury. He is also survived by a special friend, Isabelle Bohlayer. He was a lifetime member of the Maryland Steam Historical Society. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, December 30 at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, PA with a viewing from 5 to 7 pm at the mortuary. Interment will be at 10:30 am Friday, December 31 in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Freeland, MD.
THE BALTIMORE SUN