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Johanna Marie (Kovach) Swetz

July 19, 1930 ~ January 29, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Johanna Marie Kovach Swetz age 91 of Adah, Pa passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022. She was born on July 19, 1930 in Hostetter, Pa a daughter of Stephen and Pauline Zoldak Kovach.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Elmer Swetz; grandson, Christopher Dunn; brothers: Paul Kovach, Thomas Kovach.

At 5 years of age she moved to Lamberton, Pa. she graduated from German Township Senior High School in 1948. She worked for the Union Supply Company in Lambert until moving to New York City where she worked for AT & T, then transferred to Pittsburgh. On October 23, 1954 she married Elmer Swetz with whom she operated a dairy farm in Adah for 40 years. She was a devoted farm wife and mother, excellent seamstress and avid reader. Johanna was a member of St. Procopius R. C. Church of New Salem, the Crosskeys Senior Citizens in Republic and the Amvets Post 103 in Hopwood.

She is survived by 4 children: Tony Swetz and his wife Mari Martha, Rita Ballone, Pollyanna Swetz, Ramona Clark and her husband John; grandchildren: Michael Swetz, Gianna Davis, Dominique Ballone; four great grandchildren;  sisters: Josepine LeDonne, Mary Margaret Bergman, Judy Hardy.

Johanna’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa where a Blessing Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Footedale, Pa.

The family has requested that do to the current Covid 19 conditions, mask must be warn in the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 1, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Visitation
Tuesday
February 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Blessing Service
Wednesday
February 2, 2022

10:30 AM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

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