Visitation atFuneral Home
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 8, 2019
Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
225 South Main Street
Athens, Pennsylvania, United States
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Church of the Epiphany
304 S. Elmer Ave.
Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States
Mike Callear posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019I was so sorry to hear about Joe. We have missed him at the Elks club. I was in Idaho this past 10 days hunting. For some reason he popped in my mind. The Elks won't be the same without him. GODSPEED JOE!!!
Yvonne Halstead posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019So sorry I wasn’t available to come to Joes funeral, I was out of tiown. It took my breath away when I read the paper I have known Joe for many years, seeing him every month for his haircut. We shared his joys and his sadness. But always a positive attitude . Joe loved his family and always so proud of all of them. I will miss him personally and professionally . So sorry for your loss .
Bruce and Kay Meier posted a condolence
Monday, November 11, 2019Bruce and I (Kay Meier) were devastated when we heard the news of Joe's passing. We knew he was not out as much at Errol this past snowbird season, but we didn't see this coming. I know none of us get to live forever, but if I could wish it on any one person, it would have been Joe. Never have I heard him say a bad word about anything or anyone. Like all of us, he had times when people disappointed him, but he found a way to talk about it without animosity or prejudice. What a gift to us all. A true gentleman A pleasure to spend time with A wonderful teller of true life experiences A snappy dresser A positive role model A blessing to have known I can only hope I am perceived with half the integrity, devotion and respect as Joe. He will be sorely missed by all who are fortunate enough to have known him. Errol will not be the same without him. Rest in peace Dear Friend.
Tim & Pam Clement posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019Joe was such a wonderful person. I have many good memories of hunting his land while visiting my sister and brother in law, Chris & Carlo LoVecchio. I will always remember his generosity in sharing this land with us every year. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Eric Knolles posted a condolence
Friday, November 8, 2019Joe was a friend and mentor. I am thankful that our lives crossed. His passion for children and education have always been an inspiration to me. I have been blessed to know Joe and I thank his family for the opportunities to be involved. Love you all. Eric Knolles
David Haines posted a condolence
Friday, November 8, 2019Joe and family, It is with a sad heart and fond memories that I send my condolences. I have many great memories of you, Mark and your family. Please know you are all in my prayers. Hainesy
Cheryl and Roland Vangameren posted a condolence
Friday, November 8, 2019We will miss our wonderful friend Joe who was the epitome of a true gentleman. He appreciated every gesture, especially muffins delivered to his Errol unit while he golfed with Roland. Our 16 years at Errol was enhanced by his smile and his true friendship. Our sincere condolences to all the family and you are in our thoughts and prayers. With loving hugs, Cheryl and Roland Vangameren, Fenwick Ontario
Steve Pace posted a condolence
Friday, November 8, 2019Where do I start...from being a good friend of my father and mother, which extended to me for 50 years. His great kids and lifelong friends of Rita and I. How many laughs I had with Mark and Joe Jr.! Great memories. Continued great memories with the girls at SHCC and throughout today. He and Theresa raised a great family and his legacy lives on strong and ever lasting from generation to generation. Legend.
Bob Dugan posted a condolence
Friday, November 8, 2019Chris and I had the good fortune to have Joe as our condo resident at Errol by the Sea for many winter seasons. His bright smile, impeccable fashion sense, engaging personality set him apart.....we will miss his presence at the poolside each evening welcoming the group for friendship and cheer. His walks, rosaries, and attendance at the11:00 mass qt Star of the sea meant so much to him! To Joe's family we offer our prayers and thoughts this evening and tomorrow as you say a fond farewell to a great Dad, Granddad. I am rooting for Penn State tomorrow and raising a glass of Crown Royal to you Joe.........thanks for the memories!!!! Chris abd Bob Dugan Errol By the Sea
The Redfoot family lit a candle
Friday, November 8, 2019
Francis Stoffa posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019Dear Joe and the entire Swigonski Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! You were truly blessed to have your Dad for 87 years. He will be missed by all. I know your pain, I lost my Dad in 1999 and would have traded almost anything to have had more time with him. We sold our house in Sayre a few years ago. Mom (Dorothy, age 88) lives independently in her own apartment in a retirement village in Drums, Pa. She asked me to express her condolences to your family also. I'm retired and live in Washington, DC, where I have been for the past 24 years. Again, your Dad and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Fran Stoffa 202-294-2962
Betsy posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019So many years so many memories his smile and laugh will truly be missed. Condolences to you all
Mary Lou Addison posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019The 4o'clock club at Errol will not be the same without Joe's friendly face. He was always the gentleman that made sure I had a chair at the poolside cocktails. As long as I was at Errol Joe was there. I will miss him. My sympathy to his family.
Jackie Bowen posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019I’m so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I just got a hug from him and had a lovely conversation with him at the Clinic a few weeks ago. He was most definitely an advocate and mentor for me in my years teaching at Tioga Central. My condolences to his children and family.
Ester Perry Sheldon posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019Rest in Peace, Sir. Remember you as a kind man. I'm from the graduating class of 1971.
James Ginch posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019I met Joe about 27 years ago. His daughter, Suzi, married my son. Over the years, I treasured any opportunity to hang out with Joe. He was a kind, family loving guy with a wonderful sense of humor and a smile which lit the room. May he rest in peace.
Francie Henson posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019I loved Mr. Swigonski’s smile and kind demeanor. I remember feeling safe at school because if anything went wrong I knew Mr. Swigonski was going to take care of it. God bless him and his family.
Mary C Fiorello posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019He will be sadly missed by all that knew him, only my best to his family.
Kevin Shaw posted a condolence
Thursday, November 7, 2019The world lost a great man in Joe. Always had kind words to say about everyone and was always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. RIP Mr.Swigonski,
Don and Connie Weaver posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019Rest in Eternal Peace Mr Swigonski.
Jim and Edie Dewey posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019Our condolences and prayers to the Swigonski family. Have many cherished memories of Joe throughout his years at Tioga Central.
Mike Rice posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019Joe had a gift to see the best in people even when they did not see it themselves. When I met him I had been passed from home to home and landed in Tioga Center school , he and the other staff made me feel at home and will always be grateful. RIP Joe, going to miss you.
Mary Jo Baker posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories when Mr. S was principle. Prayers to the family. Rest in peace Mr. S
Diane and Larry Eriksson posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019We cherish our time with Joe in New Smyrna Beach where he shared his memories of family and school with us poolside. We will surely miss him, as many others will at his winter residence.
Heather (Alger) Snyder posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019So sorry for your loss! I have such fond memories of Mr. Swigonski. He was my principal through middle school. I used to bake for him, on an almost weekly basis. His favorite treat was chocolate microwave fudge (I continued to send him treats, even after entering high school!). What a wonderful mentor!
Susan Nittinger Toberman posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2019May Joe Rest In Peace. He treated all of us as if we were his own when we were growing up and as teenagers who could make him crazy in a minute. I am thinking of all of you. God Bless and Much Love! Susan
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019