Catherine M. Swoyer

Catherine M. Swoyer, 79, of 1189 Country Club Drive, Loyalsock Township, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at The Gatehouse.

She was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Williamsport, a daughter of H. Lee and Wanda Casselberry Duffield.

Catherine was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and an officer in the Seniors Guild. She enjoyed reading, bird watching and especially enjoyed music.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Swoyer Jr.; son, Michael L.; grandson, Brant Dominick and brother, Clyde Duffield.

Catherine is survived by two sons, Donald J. of Williamsport and Paul F. “Skip” (Ann) III of New Jersey; a daughter, Deborah A. (Michael) Dominick of Williamsport; two brothers, Joseph H. (Eleanor) Duffield of Vienna, Va., and Richard G. (Neva) Duffield of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister, June M. Shadle of Montoursville; daughter-in-law, Lisa Swoyer of Montoursville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, Feb. 3, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.