Stanley G. (Jerry) Swidzinski, age 77, passed on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. He succumbed to cancer at his home in the great care of Lutheran SeniorLife Hospice.
Born November 3, 1942 in Butler, he was the son of the late Stanley Swidzinski and Helen (Sziszurok) Swidzinski.
He is survived by his wife of 57 Years, Carla J. (Thompson) Swidzinski, daughter Connie M. Swidzinski (Kurt Brockman), granddaughter Cami S. Tack, and brother Richard D. Swidzinski (Elaine Miller), and many loving family members.
He was owner/operator of Swidzinski’s Pet Grooming for 35 years.
He was a fierce competitor in many sports. In the earlier years, he was a much-feared bass fisherman, winning many tournaments and lunker awards. He was an original member of the KBBC Circuit, founding member of the Last Cast Bass Club, and a 2 X PA record holder for white bass on Conneaut Lake. Later he founded the Annual Bob Reddick Memorial Crappie Tournament. With his passing the crappie population will be exploding in Lake Arthur.
He was a member of the Allegheny Valley Rifle League and looked forward to long range bench rest shooting in recent years.
He was an aggressive downhill skier, competed in the handicapped Olympics, and with Three Trackers of Ohio.
He was a founding member of the DILLIGAS Golf League and enjoyed motocross racing.
One of his passions was making wine and gourmet food to share with friends and family.
He mentored and provided encouragement to many over the years in outdoor activities, including new amputees. He will be remembered for his sharp tongue and kind heart.
All services shall be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future.
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