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David Schwertfeger

David Hugh Schwertfeger

Sunday, June 20th, 1948 - Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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Obituary

David Hugh Schwertfeger, 71 of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 4:10 PM on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Trinity Medical Center, Steubenville, OH.

David was born on June 20, 1948 in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late Charles “C.M.” Milford Schwertfeger and Alice (Cox) Schwertfeger.

David served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for 8 years during peacetime abroad. He retired from Weirton Medical Center as a Computer Programmer. Growing up the family were members of the Follansbee United Methodist Church. Many will remember David as an avid Bowler and Golfer.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Schwertfeger.

David is survived by his brother, Jason Schwertfeger and his wife Doris of North Carolina, a nephew, Brandon, a niece, Stephanie, four great nieces, Bella, Michaela, Brighton and Adeline and a great nephew, Walker.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 1:00 until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 PM at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV (304)527-1717, with Patricia Ramsey, Certified Lay Minister and Military Honors by the United States Air Force and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

Interment will be held privately at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    James Funeral Home
    Address
    1245 Main Street
    FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    James Funeral Home
    Address
    1245 Main Street
    FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Patricia Ramsey, Certified Lay Minister
  • Interment

    Location
    Highland Hills Memorial Garden
    Address
    Archer Heights Road
    FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037
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    Notes
    Private

Affiliations

  • Air Force
  • American

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MARILYN PERHACS

Posted at 09:04pm
I worked with David at Weirton medical center and remember him very well. We also bowled together for several years. He was always quiet and good natured and a pleasure to be with. I’m sorry to miss the visitation due to work.
JB

James and Janet Benzo

Posted at 10:09am
Jason, so sorry for your loss.
Jim and Janet Benzo
CM

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 04:19am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of David Hugh Schwertfeger, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, David Hugh Schwertfeger, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
KS

Karen Shilling

Posted at 06:02pm
Jason and family. I just learned of David’s passing. He was one of the most kind and gentle human beings that I have ever met. I will miss his smile.! May God bring you comfort during this time.
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