Lewis (Bo) Sweitzer, Sr. 95 of Newell, PA, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at his residence.
He was born in Newell, Pa. on December 1, 1924, son of James Sweitzer and Madeline Buntz Sweitzer.
He was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Belle Vernon. Bo was a very caring and compassionate person.
He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant. He was a US Army veteran of WW II having served with the 349th Ordnance Depot Co.
Surviving are two sons, Jack Sweitzer and wife Denise of Hopwood, son, Wegie Sweitzer and wife Carol of Allison Park; seven grandchildren, Danielle Sweitzer, Mark Sweitzer and wife Beth, Jacob Sweitzer, Nicholas Sweitzer, Michael Gray, Ryan Gray and Matthew Gray; one great-granddaughter Grace Sweitzer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna Lloyd Sweitzer on July 11, 2010; three brothers Sam, John and Whitey; four sisters, Lou,Teresa,Kay and Maryann.
Family and Friends will be received Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm and Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Eley/McCrory Funeral Home, Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City, Pa. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Prayers of Transfer will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am in the St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Belle Vernon with Rev. Fr. Joel Boco as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt, PA with military honors accorded by Perry VFW Gold Star Post 7023.
Parish Rosary service will be Monday at 3:00 pm in the funeral home.
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