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David E. Schwenk

Thursday, June 11, 1942Tuesday, April 10, 2018

David E. Schwenk, 75, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife is Patricia (Holup) Schwenk. David and Patricia would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 22nd.

Born on June 11, 1942, in Scranton, David was the son of the late Anthony and Della (Keller) Schwenk.

Raised in Scranton, David was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

Prior to his retirement, David worked as a self-employed contractor, and was employed for 33 years by Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation, Scranton.

David was known to be a skilled handyman who especially enjoyed woodworking. He also took great enjoyment in painting murals. Above all, his greatest enjoyment in life was being surrounded by his beloved family. Although his presence will be deeply missed, he will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

In addition to his parents, Anthony and Della Schwenk, David was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Schwenk, and his sister, June Schwenk.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, David is survived by his four children, Deborah Hall and her husband, Ellis, Wilkes-Barre; Tricia Besermin, Plymouth; David A. Schwenk and his wife, Rose, Marion, North Carolina; and Linda Shillingburg and her husband, Sam, Hunlock Creek; his nine grandchildren, Mitchell and Paige Hall; Timothy (Amanda) Besermin; Gregory Besermin; Kathleena (Gerald) Gerrity; Alysa and Marissa Schwenk; and Colby and Hunter Shillingburg; his great-grandson, Logan Besermin; his brother, John Schwenk, Gouldsboro; his sister, Ellen Schwenk, Scranton; as well as his many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 11:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, officiating.

Family and Friends may call on Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

For additional information or to send the Schwenk family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s web-site,, or Facebook page.

The family has kindly asked that flowers be omitted.


Service Date
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am

A viewing for David will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the church.



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Deepest condolences to the Schwenk family. The loss of a parent is always difficult and sad, and to lose a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly is even more difficult. I didn't know Mr. Schwenk personally, but if his son, David, is any indicator, he was a wonderful man and father. Allen Edwards
Tricia, Don and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sheila McFadden

It was really nice to be able to handle everything in one place.