John W. Swiatek Jr., 72

December 17, 2008

APRIL 4, 1936-DEC. 13, 2008

John Walter Swiatek Jr. died Dec. 13, 2008, at Winchester Medical (Va.) Center.

Born April 4, 1936, in Chicopee Falls, Mass., he was a son of John Swiatek and Mary Ciejka Swiatek.

He graduated from Cole Trade High School in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He retired from Hallmark Greetings Cards of Enfield, Conn., after 15 years of service.

He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church of Inwood, W.Va.

He is survived by four children, Anne Harshbarger of Rye, N.Y., Joseph Swiatek of Delaplane, Va., Catherine Hoffman of Denver, N.C., and Jane Swiatek of Wellpinit, Wash; five siblings, Jane Borowiec, Edwin Swiatek, Helen Johnson, Florence Jez and Sophie Ferron; four grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.


Services will begin at 9 a.m. at Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home in Southbridge, Mass. Funeral mass will follow Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig's Church, Southbridge. Burial will follow at St. Hedwig's Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services.

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