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Steven C. Swenko

Born: Sat., Jul. 18, 1931
Died: Fri., Jul. 8, 2011


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 13, 2011
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

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Steven C. "Steve" Swenko, 79, of 701 Rouse Ave Youngsville, formerly of Second Street, Youngsville passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Rouse Warren County Home.

Steve was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 1931, a son of the late  Steven F. and Genevieve (Moniak) Swenko. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy.  After his discharge from the service, he attended Jamestown Community College and became employed at Monofrax.  He retired after 40 years of employment from  Monofrax  (Carborundum) in 1990. 

He was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville  Steve enjoyed  working on cars, auto racing and loved to work in the lawn and garden.   

He was married to Shirley  (Barber) Swenko who preceded him in death  on  April 3, 2004.   In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Charles "Buddy" Barber.

Steve is  survived by a son, Steven D. (Sandy) Swenko, of Jamestown, NY;  a daughter, Stefanie  (Sue) Watkins, of  Santa Fe, New Mexico; 2 sister-in-laws, Rosemary (Walter) Hovanic and Dolores (Virgil) Green, both of Warren; a grandson, Lorenzo Watkins; a step-grandson, Jacob Dill and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are  invited to call  Tuesday  from 5 - 8 pm.  at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 West. Main St., Youngsville, Pa., where the Vigil Service will be held at 8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church at 11 am on Wednesday, July 13th, with the Rev. Father John Neff, pastor as Celebrant.  The Rite of Committal  will follow in the  Mausoleum of the Ascension at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Warren.

Those wishing to place memorials, may do so for memorial masses at St. Luke R.C. Church, 420 North Main St., Youngsville or Friends of the Rouse Estate, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, Pa  16371.   Family and friends may send an e-condolence or sign the on-line guestbook at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Dana & Maggie Aultman
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Dear Steve,

We're sorry for your loss, but we hope that your father has now found his peace. I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet him. I can tell you from personal experience that it does get easier to deal with the loss over time, but it's never far away, and sometimes a tiny trigger can open up the flood gates. It's been 15 years for me, and it still happens sometimes. Be happy for the memories that you both shared.


John Wallon
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Swenko family..(John Wallon Carborundum ret)

Joanne and Sid Suher
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Dear Steve,
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. It is always difficult to lose a
parent, no matter how much we are prepared for it. You have been a devoted son and have given much time and love over the last few years. May those memories help ease the loss you are experiencing now and in the future.
Our condolences to the whole family.

Joanne and Sid

   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Dear Steve, you Dad is looking at you from the sky.
I'm close to you.


Delbert Mee
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Dear Steve and Family, I pay my respects to a person who was a big part of carborundum''s success in 50''s,60''s,70''s,and 80''s. He was a pleasure to work with and always had a minute to talk about his family. May peace be with him. God Bless, Del Mee

Margo Strickland
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Dear Stefanie and Steve,
I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I can picture him across the street from my Mom's mowing the yard and us riding our bikes through his sprinklers. Many memories from my childhood include you all and I am thankful for them. Keep YOUR memories close to you, as I know you will.

Margo xoxo

Dan and Joyce Spear
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Steve - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Give yourself time to heal. The sorrow you feel now will ease and you will be able to look back on your life together with joy and celebration. God Bless.

Dan and Joyce Spear

Gail and Carolyn Smith
   Posted Tue July 12, 2011
Dear Steve and Stefanie:

Please accept our deepest sympathy with the passing of your dad. I remember him fondly as a man who always stood for what he believed and cared deeply for his family. We hope that your pain will be eased through God's grace.

The Smiths

Carolyn, Gail, Lucas and Jared

Bob Walrod
   Posted Tue July 12, 2011
Dear Steve,

Your Father on earth is a great man. His humor and help that he contributed to all at Monofrax will not be forgotten by me. He made a positive difference in my life.

Peace to you. God bless your family.

Bob and Linda Walrod

Jon Peters
   Posted Tue July 12, 2011
Dear Steve and Stefanie,

I always admired your father. Sometimes when he was cutting grass or working in the yard, I would walk across the lawns and eagerly engage him in conversation. The talk would often turn to cars and how to drive them. Though not a hardcore gear-head myself, I was fascinated by his knowledge and candid advice. He will be missed, as is your mother, but both of them had a positive influence on my life.

Best regards,

Jon Peters

Greg & Helen Hovanic
   Posted Tue July 12, 2011
Dear Steve & Stefanie,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It is always so difficult to face the loss of a loved one. We pray that God and the memories you made together will be of great comfort to you. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

Greg & Helen Hovanic

Joe Fretz
   Posted Wed July 13, 2011
Sorry to hear about your Father, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe Fretz, O-I

Todd McChesney
   Posted Wed July 13, 2011
Dear Stefanie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. It seems like yesterday that I was picking you up for the ride to Pitt, getting words of wisdom from your mother and father, and always getting a laugh or two from them. I will remember your father with smiles, and I know he is looking down on us with a smile too. May God Bless you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Todd McChesney and Family

TJ Fera
   Posted Thu July 28, 2011
I won't forget your incredible stories as I was growing up. Sure am glad I got to see you the last time I was home.

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