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V. Eugene "Gene" Swartzlander, 77, of 1079 Buffalo Creek Road, Mifflinburg, entered into rest on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Adams Township, Snyder County, a son of the late Vares E. Swartzlander and Ida May (Ferry) Swartzlander. On Dec. 30, 1967, in Mifflinburg, he married Margaret E. Swartzlander who passed away in 1999. On Feb. 22, 2003, in the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, he married the former Irene E. (Ackely) Loss who survives.

Gene was a 1959 graduate of Mifflinburg High School. He served three years in the Army National Guard.
He was employed at Pennsylvania House Furniture for 33 years in the cabinet department.
He was a member of the Mifflinburg Church of Nazarene, where in earlier years he served as a teen and caravan leader.
Gene enjoyed playing music and watching western movies. In his earlier years he liked to go hunting.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Sharon Swartzlander, of Mifflinburg; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, David and Cindy Loss, of Williamsport, and Dan and Jennifer Loss, of Doylestown; seven grandchildren, Donald DeHaven, Joseph Swartzalnder, Robert Swartzlander, Brad and wife Kara Loss, Arleyna Loss, Nathan Loss, and Owen Loss; and one sister, Winafred Ettinger, of Oakland, Ark.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Krietz and Joanne VanKirk.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral at 11, at First Church of the Nazarene, 12 Market St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Wayne S. Krell officiating.
Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene's memory may be made to Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, 12 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
To share in Gene's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on May 15, 2017
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