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James Marion Swisher Jr., 73, born on May 24, 1944, in New Castle, died of pneumonia on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Southfield, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Marion Swisher and Myra Thomas Swisher, formerly of New Castle.
Mr. Swisher is survived by three children, Benjamin James Swisher of Troy, Michigan, Heidi King (Swisher) Piediscalzi, stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, and Clayton Edward Swisher, currently living in Doha, Qatar. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Mr. Swisher was a 1962 graduate of New Castle High School and, in 1966, earned his bachelor's degree from Youngstown University.
Following college, James was commissioned as an officer in the Army and received an honorable discharge for his service.
Mr. Swisher was a 32nd degree Mason, as well a member of the Elks Fraternal Order.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the R.Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on January 26, 2018
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