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Robert J. "Bob" Swaldi

October 17, 1940 February 2, 2018
Robert J. "Bob" Swaldi
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Robert J. (Bob) Swaldi, 77, of Mt. Carmel, PA passed away February 2, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville after a brief illness. He was born October 17, 1940 at home in Diamondtown, a son of the late Dominic (Duke) Swaldi, and Mary (Kline) Swaldi. He attended Wilson School and M.O.C Grade School and Mt. Carmel Catholic High. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He belonged to the Shamokin Moose. On November 26, 1977 he married the former Sally Davis, who survives. He worked at Shamokin Shoe Corp earlier till they closed their doors in 1980. He then owned and operated Bob’s Deli with his wife from 1981 till its closing in December 2012. He enjoyed every day with his customers and made many close friendships. He will be sadly missed. He was an avid bowler earlier in his life and sponsored many teams at the former Crown Lanes bowling alley in Coal Township. He loved all sports, especially football and was a coach for the Jets when his son B.J. played. He loved the Red Tornadoes and was a booster for many years while his son Brian played and after he graduated. He had a great thirst for knowledge, always reading and watching history on TV. He was very fond of Roman History and enjoyed showing off his knowledge of all aspects of it and was never wrong about any facts. He also had a good knowledge of Germany and WWII.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Robert B.J. Swaldi and his wife Julie of Huntington Beach, CA and Brian J. Swaldi and his wife Amber of Maple Shade, NJ and his new and only grandchild, Sam, born December 29, 2017. He was so proud to be a Pap Pap. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. There will be no services at Robert’s request. Rothermel-Heiuzenroth Funeral & Cremation Service, Elysburg is in charge of arrangements.


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