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Captain James William Swenskie

November 4, 1968 - June 4, 2018

Burial Date June 8, 2018

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am with Reverend Garry Layfield officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.  

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Captain James William “Jim” Swenskie, 49, of Lost Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born in Clarksburg on November 4, 1968, a son of the late John F. Swenskie, Sr. and Velma Ruth Pritt Swenskie.

 

He is survived by his wife, Matilda “Tilly” Sue Floyd Swenskie, whom he married on June 25, 1994; four children, Joseph Andrew Bell of Lost Creek, James Aaron Swenskie of West Milford, Courtney Brooke Swenskie of Lost Creek, and Savannah Paige Swenskie of Lost Creek; three siblings, Jody Taylor and her husband Tracy of Alabama, John F. Swenskie and his wife Kim of Ohio, and his twin brother, Jeff Swenskie and his wife Crissy of West Milford; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenny and Linda Floyd of West Milford; uncle Lynn Pritt and his wife Pat of Bridgeport, aunt Wanda Knapp and husband Dick of Canton, Ohio, and aunt Wilma Simmons and husband Gary of Rosemont; nieces and nephews, Steven and Emily Dotson of Brunswick, Georgia, Sean Dotson of Atlanta, Georgia, Jenna Dotson of Dayton, Ohio, and Jeffrey Swenskie of Huntington, WV; and his lifetime best friends John Beachler, II and his wife Heather and their two children, John G. Beachler III and Jaycen Beachler.

 

Mr. Swenskie was a 1987 graduate of South Harrison High School and began working with the West Milford Volunteer Fire Department in 1986. He also ran with the Anmoore VFD and EMS, and formerly worked for Smith Ambulance and Lambert’s Ambulance. For the last 31 years he worked for the Harrison County EMS, including the first two years of a volunteer. Jim was a South Harrison High School football, basketball, and baseball alumni. He always remained a Hawk fan. He enjoyed watching his son play football and baseball, along with watching his daughters cheering and playing volleyball and softball.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandparents William and Mary Swenskie, and Hoy and Madeline Grimes Pritt.
He was Catholic by faith.

 

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am with Reverend Garry Layfield officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

 

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