2012-11-10 / Obituaries

Ralph W. Swick, Sr.

A funeral service for Ralph W. Swick, Sr., 96, of Thornville, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Carol Kirk officiating.

An awesome, endearing, and much-loved father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord at his residence in Thornville. He was born October 30, 1916, in Bremen, to the late William and Lennie (George) Swick. He married Lillian (Fiest) in 1939 and together they raised their four children in the Thornville area.

Mr. Swick’s work career was with Thorn Township and the carbon plant in Lancaster. As a volunteer, he was active with the Thornville Fire Department and with 4H as a leader. He was a forever farmer who loved the land and his tractors. His retirement was after many years of service as a machinist for Rockwell International.

He is survived by his son, Ralph (Kathy) Swick, Jr. of Thornville; daughters, Lily Swick of Thornville and Patty (Scott) Wyeth of Marysville; son-in-law, Harmon Wyeth of Pleasantville; seven grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; two sisters-in-law and multiple nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian and his daughter, Nancy Wyeth.

Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. Thursday, two hours prior to the funeral, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st, Newark.

Ralph was a sincere believer in helping others and to that end, he was a 13-gallon blood contributor to the American Red Cross. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, 995 E. Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The family requests that all condolences be directed to www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

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