John ‘Bob’ Zwald

John “Bob” Zwald, 73, of Shermans Dale, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Gardners.

Born Dec. 31, 1939, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Eugene William and Alma Dush Zwald.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Margaret Zwald, of Shermans Dale; four sons, Paul E. Zwald, of Williamsport, Raymond A. Zwald (and wife, Terry), of Jersey Shore, Parnell R. Zwald, of Shermans Dale, and Stephen W. Zwald (and wife, Amy), of Jersey Shore; one sister, Mary E. Koch, of Ridgway; one brother, William C. Zwald (and wife, Yoshie), of Port Hueneme, Calif.; two half-brothers, Martin E. Koch (and wife, Rose), of Ridgway, and Bernard L. Koch, of Ridgway; five grandchildren, Caitlyn, Haley, Heather, Jacob, and Reece; and one great-granddaughter, Cailee Shaeffer.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey as celebrant. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in Jersey Shore Cemetery, 1103 Locust St., Jersey Shore.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society chapter.

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