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Harry J. Swain, Jr.

Swain, Harry J. Jr., 84, of Richland. Passed away Jan. 1, 2018, at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Johnstown. Son of the late Harry Sr. and Evelyn (Noon) Swain. Also preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Thomas E. and Maude Noon; sisters, Barbara A. and Carol J. Guy. Survived by wife of 54 years, Shirley C. (Yoder); and brother, Thomas Swain; also, numerous nieces and nephews. Harry served in the U.S. Air Force. 1952 graduate of Dale High School. Attended Marshall University and graduated from Allegheny Community College in 1974. He retired from Allegheny County Dept. of Welfare. During his youth, he played basketball and baseball. An avid fisherman and golfer. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday. Revs. David Stains and Carl F. Irwin, Jr., officiating. Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15902 in memory of Harry. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)  

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Although we dont know you personally, please accept our deepest sympathy for your recent loss of Harry. You may feel like what the Bible says at Psalms 119:28 - I weep with grief. My heart is heavy with sorrow. Encourage and cheer me with your words. First Corinthians 15:26 says death is our enemy, and it truly is. But there will be an end to death. We can be comforted by Jesus words in Revelation 21:3+4. If you would like to know more, please go to jw.org and What Hope Is There for the Dead? Prayerfully yours, John and Elaine

John A. Varmecky Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

Shirley,please accept my condolences.Lou Racke and I spent many good times with Harry, at work and on the golf course.Because of Harry and his personality it was much easier to work at the welfare dept. Take care . Ed Fedorchak

ed fedorchak Jan 5 2018 12:00 AM

Dear family,
I am so sad to hear of Harry's passing. He was such a kind gentleman who never had a wrong word about anyone. I worked at the Allegheny County Board of Assistance and was lucky enough to meet him there. We had some good laughs in a difficult place to work. He always made me smile.

Elissa Stein Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harry Swain, Jr.

elissa stein Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

was always a pleasure to speak with harry and you . your visits to portage will be missed .

mike zibura Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

Harry was a good friend. He brightened my days at the U C office & Welfare office. I will miss his phone calls, golfing together & our occasional get get togethers with you & Shirley & Jackie. God be with you & Rest in Peace. Enjoy the fairways in Heaven.

Ron & Jackie Mazurek Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harry Swain, Jr.

Mark Henderson Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

We will miss him Shirley along with the fond stories told by Harry. Spent many rounds on the golf course with the left handed wonder including the pub after each round. Truly a gentleman who will be missed by everyone. I

Michael Evans Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

I worked with Harry at the Welfare Department in Pittsburgh. I was glad to call him my friend. I never heard him utter an unkind word about anyone.

I know that he will be missed. I know that one day you will see him again.

John Ferguson Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM