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🇺🇸 Victor E. Swaboski Jr. 71 – Served Aboard the USS Hampshire County

Victor E. Swaboski Jr., 71, of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his children and sister on May 9, 2020.

He was born June 12, 1948, son of the late Victor and Beatrice (Reed) Swaboski

Victor was a Mount Carmel graduate and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He served aboard the USS Hampshire County (LST-819) as an engine mechanic.

On September 2nd, 1972, he married the former Catherine Quinn, who proceeded him in death.

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Victor enjoyed his retirement by spending his summers camping and cooking out with his children, grandchildren, and his brother-in-law Jack and his grandchildren.

Victor is survived by his children, Victor Swaboski III, Lisa Pyle and her husband Bruce, and Matthew Swaboski. Four grandchildren, Victor A. Swaboski, Nicholas Swaboski, Abagail Brokenshire, and Emily Brokenshire. Two sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Mihalik and Dorothy (Dottie) Metzinger. A brother-in-law, John (Jack) Backes, and a nephew and Godson, Shawn Bogutskie, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a future date to be determined.

Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services, Mt. Carmel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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