Funeral services for Gerald E. Swigert, 76, of Newcomerstown, were March 17, 2009, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Rev. Russell Ham officiated. Burial was in Everal's Cemetery, Newcomerstown. Military services were conducted by Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. He passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, at Union Hospital, Dover.

He was born March 5, 1933, in Newcomerstown, son of the late Ernest Swigert and Helen L. (Moore) Maple.

Mr. Swigert was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the Marines, following 20 years of service.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Raymond Swigert.

He leaves his companion, Maxine Berger; step-children, Mary Ann Lambes, Donald Berger (Marge), Tom Berger (Tina), all of Newcomerstown, John Berger (Beverly) of Houston, Pam Hogan (Greg) of Arkansas, Billy Berger of Caldwell; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Sue Landis (Ron) of Newcomerstown; many nieces and nephews; three sisters, Ruth E. Abel (John) of Canton, Beverly Jean Payne (Warren) of Blue Bell, Pa., and Ann Swigert; and three brothers, William Swigert of Glenburnie, Md., Dale Swigert (Judy) of Snyder, Texas, and Robert Swigert (Pat) of Dundack, Md.

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