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Edward Arthur Swertfager

Death 9 Aug 2011 (aged 89)
Burial Arvin, Kern County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 11 SITE 869
Memorial ID 86866339 · View Source
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Ed was born June 2, 1922 to John Frederick Swertfager and Eva Frink Swertfager in Norwich NY, and passed away peacefully on August 9, 2011 at his home in Bakersfield CA surrounded by his family.

"Good Ol' Ed" was preceded in death by Shirliann, his wife of 57 years, in 2001, his parents and six siblings.

He will be sorely missed by his brother, Leland Swertfager of Norwich NY; his sister, Mary Emma Genung of Oxford NY; and his 10 children and their spouses: Jack and Kelly Swertfager, Jean and Joe Kulbeth, and Anne Marie Richards, all of Fresno CA; Bill Swertfager of Claremont CA; Tom and Susan Swertfager of Bakersfield; Keith and Sherry Swertfager and Julie and David Harmon of Clovis CA, Lea and Richard Riggs of Bakersfield; Katie Sullivan of Fresno; and Betty Gail and Leonard Zasoski of Bakersfield. Ed was the proud Grandpa to 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Edward was raised in Norwich NY. After graduation from Norwich High School, he worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company there before enlisting in the US Navy in September 1942. He met Shirliann Pentzer, who was also in the Navy, while stationed at USNAS Jacksonville FL. They were married on September 30, 1944 and moved to Bakersfield upon discharge from the service. Ed spent 411/2 years working in the creameries of Bakersfield without missing a single day of work! He was a founding member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. He was also a proud member of the Kern County Retired Teamsters Association, American Legion Post 26, and ICF Branch #281. Until Shirliann's death in 2001, Eddie and Shirliann enjoyed their retirement years visiting friends and relatives, traveling to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. (Bakersfield Californian 8/17/2011)

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  • Created by: Bev Winship
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86866339
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Arthur Swertfager (2 Jun 1922–9 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86866339, citing Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bev Winship (contributor 46831240) .