Larry R. Swonger Sr. 1946-2018

WARREN — Larry Roy Swonger Sr., 72, of Warren, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born March 15, 1946, in Indiana, Pa., the son of the late Harry C. and Rachel Loretta Uncapher Swonger.

On Nov. 12, 1965, Larry married the former Beverly Jean Quinby. They shared 52 years of marriage and many wonderful memories.

He attended Kent State University, eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree. Larry was the projects manager at American Welding for 30 years and moved to Akron Specialty Machinery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was a radar operator in Alaska.

Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting with friends and was a longtime member of the NRA.

Loving memories of Larry will be carried on by his wife, Beverly Jean Swonger of Warren; children, Larry R. (Michelle) Swonger Jr. of Warren, Michael T. (Donna) Swonger of Braceville, Mark C. (Melissa) Swonger of Warren and Rachel R. (Joseph) Natali of Warren; cousin, whom he was close to, Sarah Shaffer; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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