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Gregory A. Swihart Sr., 71, died Sunday, Oct. 29, at Elkhart Hospice House.
He was born Nov. 30, 1945, in Elkhart, to Dale and Laura (Mansfield) Swihart.
On June 10, 1972, he married Judy Helbling in Goshen. She survives along with two sons, Jim (Anna Tison) Swihart, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Gregory A. (Traca) Swihart Jr., Bristol; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janice (James) Reber, Elkhart, and Nikki Ganger, Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale Swihart.
A graduate of Elkhart Central High School, Mr. Swihart served with the Air Force and was a lifetime member of the DAV. He was a past president of the Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club. He owned and operated Greg's 66 Station and most recently retired from MSC Industrial Supply, Elkhart, after 20 years. He enjoyed watching football and basketball and visiting Colorado with family.
Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory and services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Elkhart County Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.om.
Published on October 30, 2017
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