Larry Joseph Sweigart

Aug 16 1949
May 18 2018
68 Years

Larry Joseph Sweigart, 68, of Coatesville, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of the late Susanne, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.  

Born in the old Coatesville Hospital, he was the son of the late Mary (Swisher) and Joseph Sweigart.  He was a 1968 graduate of Coatesville High School.  After graduation, he served honorably in the US Army in Vietnam during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970.  

He worked for J.D. Eckman, Inc. for 32 years as a heavy equipment operator, retiring just two years ago.  

Larry was a hot rod guy and loved going to car shows.  He was a member of the VFW of Coatesville, the Coatesville Moose Lodge 297, and was a F.&A.M. with Brandywine-Goddard Lodge #383.  

Larry is survived by his daughter: Candy Sweigart Seese, wife of Todd, of Coatesville; two grandchildren, Cole Kopanski of Coatesville and Haley Sweigart of Birdsboro; and two siblings, Nancy Tyson, wife of Fred, of Coatesville and Ronnie Sweigart, husband of Debbie, of Coatesville.

He was predeceased by his wife Susanne Terriman Sweigart, son Joseph K. Sweigart, and his sister, Dorothy Simmons.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery in Compass.  The viewing will be held at the funeral home on both Monday night from 6 until 8 PM and again on Tuesday morning from 10 until the time of the service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry's memory to American Cancer Society by clicking HERE.  

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 22 2018 - 11:00am


I am so sorry for your loss.
I like talking to him about his cars and pond.
Sending prayers to all he will be missed


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I am so sorry for your loss he was a great man..he was always there when u need to talk to someone.....o know he loved his hot rods......

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Candy. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.  I remember how much fun he and your mom and Frank and I had at the Moose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless and be with you.  



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Larry was a true friend,and I always enjoyed sitting in the shop talking about what else, cars.We just talked days before he left us..l went to bye some steel from him,he told me to take whatever I needed, that was Larry,  goodhearted all the way..he will be greatly missed..

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Candy, Can not tell you how sorry we were to hear that your Dad Larry passed. What a great guy and so much fun. We remember him well. You are not alone and many share your grief and sorrow! With love Rick and Kay

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Larry My Friend , 

What does one say,

God has a plan for us all.

I will sadly miss you we’ve know each other for a long time. 

Just last week we were talking about getting crabs this summer. Life is so so short.  We where just doing our daily exercise at the VA Hospital this winter I will miss our talks and the good times we spent just shooting the bull.


I will always remember when I was about 14 when I helped you clean up the yard to your new home so many years ago. When you gave me that 10 speed bicycle I was so happy to have it. I rode it every where. It’s the little things in life when you reflect back on your life that makes you remember what friends are all about.


I will miss you till we meet again when god decides it’s my turn to come home.


God Bless You and Sue 


Candy I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and a good friend of mine, I will always remember Your father as my friend and like a brother to me.


God Bless You and your family.

Norman Hess

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My sincere condolences to the family. Words cannot express the feeling of losing a loved one. The thoughts found at Revelation 21: 4 can be a great source of comfort in time of sorrow. It reads: "He(God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” See also Isaiah 25:8. May you find hope and comfort in knowing that, soon, by means of God's Kingdom, no one will ever fall prey of this merciless enemy, death. (1 Corinthians 15:26)

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Candy and family. We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Rowland will miss him at the Moose. Our thoughts  and prayers are with  you at this time.

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My sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Larry.  He was like a second Dad to me and I adored him tremendously.  You couldn't ask for a better man to come to know.  God Bless!

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Candy, Just want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Dad.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.

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