Melissa Rose Swift

“I love you to the moon and back.”

Celebration of Life: Thursday, April 4th, 2019, 2:00-6:00 PM

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Melissa Rose Swift, 60, of Marietta passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 28th, 2019. She was born in Johnstown to the late Bernard F. and Dorothy Droz Weigle and lived in Marietta for the last thirty years. Melissa attended Lampeter-Strasburg School District. She worked as a C.N.A. for Brereton Manor in Washington Boro and Cherry Street Guest Home in Columbia before becoming a sales representative for Goodwill Industries in Elizabethtown. Melissa eventually worked her way up to manager of that store all while managing her family’s real estate business. She finally retired from Michael’s Homestyle Breads as a baker’s assistant. Melissa was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for post 466 where she also participated in the Legion Riders. She enjoyed making picture collages for her family to treasure. Melissa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who adored her family.  

Melissa loved her family “to the moon and back” and leaves behind her husband of twenty two years, Michael Swift of Marietta; two sons, Bradley, fiancé of Kirsten Kreider of Wrightsville, Gerald Kreider of Marietta; two grandchildren, Aubrey and Karley Kreider, and one on the way; two siblings, Gerald, husband of Julie Weigle of Manheim, Kimberly, wife of Dave Brubaker of James Creek; several nieces and nephews and a large extended family; her canine companion, Yeager. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bernadette Judge.

A celebration of Melissa’s life will be held from 2:00–6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at the Foresters’ of America, 201 Locust St, Columbia, PA 17512. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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