Joseph F. Swistok Sr. 1946-2019
NILES — Joseph Francis Swistok Sr., 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.
Joe was a supportive father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will always be remembered for his outgoingness and to-the-point mentality.
He was born Jan. 7, 1946, in Bloomfield, the son of John and Matilda Mathe Swistok and was a lifelong area resident.
Joe was a graduate of Bloomfield Mespo High School and was of the Catholic faith.
Joe was employed for over 38 years as a pipe fitter and iron worker at Republic Steel which became WCI, retiring in 2002.
Joe had many passions in his life. He enjoyed simple country living, being an avid outdoorsman, riding his motorcycle and socializing with his friends at McDonald’s. Joe was also a jack-of-all-trades and was very innovative in building things with his hands. Joe was extremely proud of being a welder but especially of being a grandfather.
Joe leaves behind to hold onto his memories his children, Amiejane A. Mason of Oil City, Pa, Joseph F. Jr. (Christina) Swistok of Niles, John C. Swistok of Cuyahoga Falls and Maggie J. Swistok of Howland; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Isis), Angel and Mark Fleet, Dominic Coleman, Camden Swistok, Devon Hanlon and McKenna Bard; two great-grandsons, Kevin and Ike; along with a sister, Dorothy Dorazio of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44481. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Mary Church, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, Ohio, with the Rev. John Madden officiating. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church on Saturday morning. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Orwell.
Material contributions may be made, in Joseph’s memory, to the campaign to re-elect Donald J. Trump President, c/o Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022.
Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this tribute, sign the guest book and share condolences to the Swistok family.