Hellertown

Irvin L. Swope, 82, of Saucon Valley Manor Assisted Living, Hellertown, formerly of Robertsdale, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Born in Todd, on May 14, 1936, he was a son of the late Cloyd and Annie Ruth (Rickabaugh) Swope.

He was married to the late Anna (Guines) Swope for almost 50 years. She preceded him in death in May of 2005.

He was a retired assembly man for Ford Motor Company but had also worked as a coalminer.

He loved farming, hunting, carpentry and mechanics. His religious affiliations included the Robertsdale Church of God and the Somerset Bible Baptist Church in New Jersey.

Surviving family members include: two daughters Tanya Segal of Stewartsville, N.J., and Darla, wife of Parry Scott of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sons, Wesley, husband of Denise Swope, of Erwinna, and Douglas Swope of Hellertown; grandchildren David, husband of Christine Pickel, Kristen, wife of Rob Todd, Matthew, husband of Alison Pickel, Alexis Barsamian, Jennifer Segal, Justin, Jamie, and Jake Scott, Nicholas and Michael Swope, Eric Swope and fiancée, Amanda Stricker, and Ashley and Alyssa Swope; as well as great-grandchildren Norah, Bridget and Julia Pickel, Peyton and Wyatt Todd, Logan Pickel, Luke and Lilly Barsamian, and a dear friend, Alice Swope.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son-in-law, Jerry Segal; and brothers Vinson and Edwin Swope.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Robertsdale Church of God, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Miller officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will take place at the Todd Cemetery, Todd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either the Robertsdale Church of God, P.O. Box 38, Robertsdale, PA. 16674, or to the Somerset Bible Baptist Church, 42 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873. Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc., 5010 Railroad Ave., Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at www.caheathfh.com.

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