Jacob William Swartz, 71, of Blue Rock, passed away 3 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Jacob was born April 14, 1938 in McKeesport, PA, the son of the late Joseph F. jr. and Gladys (Bowden) Swartz. He was a avid train collector and enjoyed genealogy, he retired from Zanesville City Schools where he worked as Guidance Counselor and Technology Coordinator and he served his country in the US Army.
Jacob is survived by his brother Joseph III (Carol) Swartz of Pittsburg, PA, nieces, nephews and family friends Ira and Debbie Mason and children.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law Robert L. (Katherine) Swartz, his step mother Jean Swartz.
Visitations will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Saturday March 20, 2010 at the Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls. Family will hold private burial in Youngstown, OH.
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