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Edith Rose Swortz

October 15, 2021


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Edith Rose Swortz

October 15, 2021


Edith Rose Swortz, 95, formerly of South Wilkes-Barre, passed away at her home in Plains Township on Thursday, October 15, 2021.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late William and Helen German Reh. Edith was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School in Wilkes-Barre and received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the Wilkes-Barre  Vocational School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years at the office of Dr. Albert Danishanko in Wilkes-Barre.


Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Michael J. Swortz in 2001 and by her daughter-in-law, Gloria Swortz in 2021. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William Reh; and sisters, Frances Park, Isabel Skoronski and Florence Dorang.


Surviving are her daughter, Susan M. Baker and her husband, Carl, Plains Township, with whom she resided; son, Michael J. Swortz, Jr., Wilkes-Barre and numerous nieces and nephews.


Edith’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming.


Friends may call from 9-10 am on Tuesday at the Church.


Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Condolences can be sent by visiting Edith’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.