Adam J. Swift Jr.
Adam James Swift Jr., 91, of 1002 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home.
He was born May 8, 1928, in Shamokin, a son of the late Adam James Sr. and Rose (Kautter) Swift.

In 1946, he graduated from Coal Township High School where he enjoyed participating in the band. Also as a young man the was a member of several local community bands.

He married Alda (Meck) Swift in 1950 and together they raised three daughters and one son. His family and church were a priority his entire life. He was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Shamokin. He particularly enjoyed family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was president of the family business, Swift Coal Sales, until his retirement. Adam also served on the board of the Pennsylvania National Bank and Trust Company, Shamokin. Upon his retirement he volunteered for many years delivering dinners for Meals on Wheels.

Adam is survived by three daughters, one son, and their spouses, Debra and Terry Keefer, Gail and Robert Bickhart, Pamela and Timothy Walsh, and Adam James Swift III; five grandchildren and their spouses, Roseann and Benjamin Kerwell, Amanda and Matthew Prusch, Emily Keefer, Gavin Walsh, and Christopher and Donna Weaver; five great-grandchildren, Zoey Kerwell, Quinn Prusch, Cooper Prusch, Reagan Prusch, and Brooke Weaver; and his good friend, Margaret Burd.
In addition to his wife and parents, Adam was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth (Swift) and Charles Sherry, and Dorothy (Swift) and Harry Przekop; one grandson, Timothy A. Walsh Jr.; and his father and mother-in-law, Albert F. and Abigail (Sober) Meck.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington, with the Rev. Sarah Hershberger, officiating.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Grace Lutheran Church, 10 S. 7th St., Shamokin, PA 17872.

Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin.
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Published on March 23, 2020


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Tom & Eileen Doyle
Mar 23, 2020
Pam & Tim Walsh & Family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.