Matley Swales

Matley Swales

1933 - 2010

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Matley John Swales 77 a resident of State College died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his residence. Born October 1, 1933 in Clearfield he was the son of the former Harry Swales and Mary Hill Swales. On June 9, 1956 he married the former Susan Kirk who survives at home. He is survived by one daughter Jill Fiber and her husband Larry of Saratoga Springs, NY, and three sons. Kirk Swales and his wife Mona of Avon, Ohio, Bradley Swales and his wife Jacqui of Doylestown and Rob Swales of Dallastown. He is also survived by his siblings Alva Swales of Janesville, WI, Carletta Eyer and her husband Jack of Fairfax, VA and David Swales and his wife Nancy of Manassas, VA, also surviving are 4 grandchildren Jessica, Brooke, Riley and Kyra. He was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Sue Swales born in 1959. Mr. Swales was a member of the Pine Hall Lutheran Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. A graduate of Morris Township High School in 1951 he received a BS degree in Business from Lycoming College in 1959. He was a member of American Legion Post # 245 of State College. He enjoyed Penn State Football and loved his grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Robert L. Rohrbaugh officiating. Interment will be in the Grassflat - Lanse Lutheran Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Koch Funeral Home on Sunday, December 19, 2010 from 1PM until the time of Services at 2 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn, 300 Penn Center Blvd. #602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.
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