Paul H. Swartz
Paul H. Swartz
  • February 29, 1928 - December 8, 2016
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Paul Swartz, 88, went to the big garage at his home on December 8, 2016. He was born a leap year baby, to the late Kaler N. and Bertha (Hermans) Swartz.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. In 1950, he married Harriet M. Meier, who preceded him in death. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later at International Harvester, from where he retired. Paul could fix about anything mechanical and served as the answer man to his daughters and friends. He enjoyed a long-time camaraderie with many of his old friends. Surviving family include his daughters, Barbara (Michael Mathieu) Swartz of Perry, MI, Roberta (Martin) Clemmer of Haymarket, VA, Cath Swartz of Fort Wayne, and Laura Swartz of Muncie; three grandchildren, Major Joseph Clemmer, U.S.A.F., Anne Burlett, and Jesiah Shrock; and four great grandchildren. Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine, and a brother, Robert. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne with visitation starting at 11:00 am. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Yoder. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic School Fund.