John W. Swartley, 86, of Royersford, husband of the late Mary M. (McFarland) Swartley, passed away on January 10, 2020 at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son the late J. Clark and Edith (Wansor) Swartley.

John was US Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the USS Waldron Alumni Association for 35 years, serving as treasurer. He was also a member of the Pottstown YMCA and a life member of the NRA. John enjoyed talking politics and telling corny jokes.

Surviving are sons J. Garth Swartley, husband of Sandra and Robert W. Swartley, husband of Mindy; daughter Jennifer S. Lesher, wife of Bryan; brother C. Morris Swartley, husband of Dorothy; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 3:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd. 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with visitation from 2:00PM to 3:15PM. Burial will be private and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joh’s name to USS Waldron (DD-699) Alumni Association, C/O Bob Travis, 2609 Lamar Dr., Carrollton, TX 75006.

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