norman swartzmiller
Norman P. Swartzmiller, 75, of Weirton, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007 at his home. Born September 3, 1931 in Sistersville, WV, he was the son of Pauline Markley Swartzmiller of Sistersville, WV and the late Paul Swartzmiller. Norman was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond Swartzmiller. With 39 years of service, Norman retired from the Weirton Steel Transportation Department where he worked as a track repair foreman. He was Protestant by faith and a member of the WSX 25-Year Club. Norman had a great passion for woodworking. He served in the US Army on the front lines in Korea. In addition to his mother, Norman is survived by his wife Joyce Gum Swartzmiller of Weirton; son Roger Swartzmiller and his wife Marybeth also of Weirton; daughter Jennifer Bollinger and her husband Jack III of Butler, PA; brothers Robert of New Cumberland, John of Weirton, Carl, Herbert and Joe Swartzmiller all of Sistersville, WV; sisters Kathryn Mahoney of Pendleton, IN, Maxine Grimm of Crossville, TN, Jean Gumm of Weirton, Betty Cowgill of Friendly, WV and Ruth Belvin of Akron, OH; grandchildren Jason and Jeremy Swartzmiller and step-granddaughter Stephaine Davidson. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Thursday with Pastor Chuck Jerman presiding. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 10 and Weirton Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, Ohio 43952. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Joyce and family, sorry to hear of Normans passing. I always held Norman in the heighest regard. He was a very good and dedicated worker. I never had to worry during the nights that he was working. He new his work and helped me a lot. You all will be in my prayers, and you have my depest sympathy.

  2. Mrs. Swartzmiller and Family, I could always count on seeing Mr. Swartzmiller sitting on the front porch while I was mowing the lawn. He’d always make sure to wave as I went flying by on my tractor. He was a good man and a great neighbor. We will surely miss him.

  3. Joyce and family, He fought long and hard. I know you took great care of him Joyce. You gave him several more years. I pray for your peace of mind. Wrap yourself in the arms of your loving family. It won’t take away all the pain, but it will take away the sharp edges. Love and prayers, Jackie Nixon

  4. Roger, I’m sorry to hear about your father. Please pass along my condolences to the family. I’ll always have fond memories of your Dad trying to figure out what we were up to, back in our younger years…

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