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Charles Swaiko

July 20, 1919 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 99)

Charles Swaiko, 99 of Bairdford, West Deer Township died Thursday February 28, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. He was born July 20, 1919 in Bairdford to the late Wasil and Helen (Hericz) Swaiko. Charlie has lived in Bairdford most of his life. He served his country during WWII in the US Army serving in Northern Africa, France and Germany. A member of St. Michael’s R.O. Church, Curtisville, the American Legion, West Deer and a life member of the Owls Club, Russellton. Charles worked as a union carpenter for many years in San Francisco then worked as a coal miner in the Bairdford Mine. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his sisters Helen Shurina of Curtisville and Irene Weischedel of Clinton Township and his brother the most Reverend Metropolitan Herman of Arizona.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers John, Alex, Mike, George and Richard Swaiko and his sister Mary Kokrudo.

Friends will be received Saturday from 9 am until the time of the blessing service at 11 am with the Rev. Alexander Poshvyjlo, officiating, in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer.  He will be laid to rest near his parents in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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