Gary Lee Swisher

Jan 31 1943
Jul 4 2019
76 Years

Gary Lee Swisher, 76, of West Bradford, died July 4, 2019.  He was the husband of Rose Marie Krokoskie Swisher, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harold and Mary Swisher. 

After graduating from Scott High School, Gary served honorably in the US Army from 1960 to 1963.  

He worked as a foreman at the former Lukens Steel, most recently working part-time as a driver for Car Sense.

Gary loved antique and classic cars.  He was a member of the Chevelle Club and the Chevrolet Club of America.  He enjoyed following NASCAR and collecting classic cars.  

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his siblings Mary Jane and Doug. 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 AM at the Hephzibah Baptist Church, 2237 Strasburg Rd. Coatesville, PA. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 - 11 AM. 

Arrangements by the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jul 11 2019 - 11:00am


I met Gary way back when he kept his race car in Westwood, in a little garage.. I walked up as he was standing in the middle of his race car’s engine compartment, never forgot that meeting. Then in the mill , him as a boss and me as an inspector, we hit it off again, then as fate would have it we met again at Car Sense, both of us driveling for the store, he was always a great guy and had a sense of humor that I enjoyed, I’ll miss him even though I moved away and only communicated by email, not often but still when we did it brought a smile to my face, R I P my friend, till we meet again ....

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Rose Marie, I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

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