Allen R. Swider of Scranton died Friday at Regional Hospital after being stricken at home.
His wife is the former Bettina Ross, they married July 8, 1975.
Born in Providence Road Island, he was the son of the late Stasia Leberick and step son of the late Daniel Leberick. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a dispatcher by the City of Scranton Fire and Police Departments.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and St. Patrick’s Church.
He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, and enjoyed Baseball Cards collecting.
Also surviving are several siblings; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be conducted on Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram St.
Family and friends may pay their respects starting at 9:30 a.m. continuing until Mass time in the church.
Interment at Cathedral Cemetery will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral Arrangement have been entrusted and are under the care and direction of the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave. Scranton.