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Harry "Barney" Swayze
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In memory of
Harry "Barney" Swayze
Harry 'Barney' Swayze PHILLIPSBURG, NJ Harry "Barney" Swayze, 91, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away quietly on Dec. 1, 2018. Harry Swayze, better known throughout the town of Phillipsburg as "Barney," was born, raised, and died in his beloved town of Phillipsburg. Barney was very well known throughout the town of Phillipsburg and could not travel anywhere in P'Burg or downtown Easton without being recognized and greeted by his many friends and acquaintances. As a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, Barney bled Garnet and Gray and loved his Stateliners beyond measure. He attended every P'Burg home football game, and would truly become depressed and ill if they lost to Easton on Thanksgiving Day. But, for as much as Barney loved the town of Phillipsburg, he certainly loved his country just as much. Harry proudly served his country in World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Barney flew the flag every day at his "Pursel Hill" home and attended every Memorial Day and Veteran's Day celebration possible. Barney's recognition was also due in large part to his having worked at many local establishments over the years as a bartender/clerk. Some of these places, now also gone, included Guy's Bar, The Pub, and Family Liquor Store. Barney always hoped to be remembered as a simple man who paid his bills, loved his friends, his pets (Prince), his town, and his country! Barney was preceded in death by his father, Harry F. Swayze (1885-1951); his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith Swayze (1894-1950); his brother, Thomas B. Swayze (1924-1986), and his sister, Dorothy M. Swayze (1917-1934). Funeral services for Barney will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Rupell Funeral Home, LLC; 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, 08865. A visitation of family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery (Straw Church). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of these organizations: Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700, PO Box 23, Washington, NJ 07882; Common Sense for Animals, PO Box 589; Broadway, NJ 08808 or Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Online condolences may be submitted at rupellfuneralhome.com . Rupell Funeral Home 465 Memorial Parkway Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 859-4471
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In memory of
Harry "Barney" Swayze
Harry 'Barney' Swayze PHILLIPSBURG, NJ Harry "Barney" Swayze, 91, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away quietly on Dec. 1, 2018. Harry Swayze, better known throughout the town of Phillipsburg as "Barney," was born, raised, and died in his beloved town of Phillipsburg. Barney was very well known throughout the town of Phillipsburg and could not travel anywhere in P'Burg or downtown Easton without being recognized and greeted by his many friends and acquaintances. As a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, Barney bled Garnet and Gray and loved his Stateliners beyond measure. He attended every P'Burg home football game, and would truly become depressed and ill if they lost to Easton on Thanksgiving Day. But, for as much as Barney loved the town of Phillipsburg, he certainly loved his country just as much. Harry proudly served his country in World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Barney flew the flag every day at his "Pursel Hill" home and attended every Memorial Day and Veteran's Day celebration possible. Barney's recognition was also due in large part to his having worked at many local establishments over the years as a bartender/clerk. Some of these places, now also gone, included Guy's Bar, The Pub, and Family Liquor Store. Barney always hoped to be remembered as a simple man who paid his bills, loved his friends, his pets (Prince), his town, and his country! Barney was preceded in death by his father, Harry F. Swayze (1885-1951); his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith Swayze (1894-1950); his brother, Thomas B. Swayze (1924-1986), and his sister, Dorothy M. Swayze (1917-1934). Funeral services for Barney will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Rupell Funeral Home, LLC; 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, 08865. A visitation of family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery (Straw Church). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of these organizations: Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700, PO Box 23, Washington, NJ 07882; Common Sense for Animals, PO Box 589; Broadway, NJ 08808 or Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Online condolences may be submitted at rupellfuneralhome.com . Rupell Funeral Home 465 Memorial Parkway Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 859-4471
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