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Susan J. Swanik

Susan Jane Swanik, (Sue), passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2023, at the age of 82, in New Castle, PA, Lawrence County. She was born on August 12, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Marion Stillwell and James Mullan. Sue was a loving wife, mother, aunt, and doting grandmother. She is survived by her husband Mike, children Jim and Buz, and grandchildren Brenden, Alex, Gabby, Matthew, and Maria. Sue was preceded in death by her parents.

Prom Queen at her high school in Newark, NJ, she later attended Westminster College for higher education, establishing and cherishing life-long friendships along the way. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she devoted her life’s work to teaching English to high school students at New Castle and Mohawk high schools. Her passion for education was evident in the way she taught her students and touched their lives.

Sue was not just a dedicated teacher but also an excellent chef. She garnered numerous accolades for several of her most cherished dishes. Cooking was one of her favorite hobbies, and she enjoyed experimenting with new recipes and sharing her creations with loved ones. Sue enthusiastically tried anything new, but especially loved camping, bowling and happy hours with family and friends.

She will be remembered for her kind and gentle nature, her love for her family, independent spirit, and her dedication to her profession. Her absence will be felt by all those whose lives she touched.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 1, 2023 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum. Pastor Dave Keppen will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Susan’s name to the donor’s favorite charity.

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