Paul J. Swope, 86

MAY 21, 1925-AUG. 31, 2011

September 03, 2011

Paul James Swope, 86, of 30 Willard St., Hagerstown, Md., passed away at his home Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, and went to be with his Lord.

Born May 21, 1925, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond and Vergie Lowman Swope.

He was in the excavating business for 40 years.

He was very well-known in the community, and loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Swope; one daughter, Nancy Eichelberger and husband, Mark; son-in-law, George Hoover; three grandchildren, Dan Grove, Brian Eichelberger and Paula Kretzer; and two great-grandchildren, Brittani Kretzer and Bradley Kretzer.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Ann Hoover; and a sister and several brothers.

Graveside services will be at Rest Haven Cemetery at the discretion of the family. The Rev. Shawn M. Bushman will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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