Dorothy Swedrock, 93, formerly of Albion, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Manor. Dorothy was born in Sharon, PA, on September 13, 1924, the oldest of four children, of the late Jesse and Frances (Harrington) Harpst. Dorothy graduated from Albion High School, class of 1942, and was a homemaker. She lived in Beaver Center, Crawford County, PA, for 47 years where she was an active member of the United Church of Beaver Center. She served as organist and prepared weekly bulletins. Dorothy was a member of the BeeCees women's community services group and the Beaver Center Grange. She wrote a weekly Beaver Center news column for the Albion News. She also served as a nurse's aide for a couple of years at a nursing home in Conneautville, PA. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Swedrock, two sons, David Andrew Swedrock and Fred Wilson (Howard W Curtis), one son-in-law, Thomas Morency, and one brother, Warren Harpst. She is survived by three children from her first marriage, Susan K Miller (Sheila M Curtis) and her husband, Gary, of Honolulu, HI, Charles E. Swedrock (Charles E Curtis) of Tucson, AZ, and Leslei Jean (Leslei J Curtis), three children from her second marriage, John N. Swedrock and his wife, Rosemary, of Wellesey Island, NY, Mary Susan Morency, of Portland, OR, and Cecelia Ann Hollabaugh of Conneaut Lake, PA, two brothers, Clifford Harpst and Donald Harpst, thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dorothy will be dearly missed by family and friends. A private burial was held in Beaver Center Cemetery. The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, handled arrangements. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com.
Published on March 17, 2018