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Donna J. (Edwards) Swacha

November 21, 1935 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 82)

Donna J. Swacha, 82, of 209 Park Avenue Oil City, PA. , died at 2:29 A.M. Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 21, 1935 in Oil City, PA., she was the oldest of eight children to the late James & Mary Goggins Edwards.

Donna was a 1954 graduate of Oil City High School.

She had been a waitress at Chacona's for many years and later worked as a nurses aide at the former Grandview Healthcare.

Donna was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed working at the annual church festival every year.

She enjoyed going to the activities that her children were involved in and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed class of 1954 lunch bunch, taking trips to the casino and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates Fan.

She is survived by four children

Raymond Swacha & his wife Nancy of Reno

Patty Swacha of Oil City

Carolyn Williams & her husband Kevin of Franklin

Dan Swacha & his wife Lise of Concord, NH

5 grandchildren

Dr. Benjamin Swacha & his wife Kara

Dr. Nathan Swacha

Paige Williams

Deborah Thompson & her husband Eric

Alex Swacha

and six great grandchildren.

Silas , Amelia & Daman Swacha

Olson Swacha, Carter and Peyton Thompson

She is also survived by two sisters

Mary Albaugh of Oil City

Kathy Lindsey & her husband Fred of Oil City

a brother

Bill Edwards of Seneca

as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers

James, Michael and Robert Edwards and a sister Evelyn Clark

Donna was also preceded in death by a good friend Regis Weaver.

Friends will be received from 4- 8 P.M. Friday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with Fr. John Miller, Presiding.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation, 200 SE ist St. Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or to Oakwood Heights, 10 Vo-Tech Dr. Oil City, PA. 16301

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 Service Information

January 5, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Mass
January 6, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
35 Pearl Avenue
Oil City, PA. 16301

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