James Edward Swanner, Sr.

07/08/1938 - 02/25/2022


Obituary For James Edward Swanner, Sr.

James Edward Swanner, Sr. July 8, 1938-Feb. 25, 2022James Edward Swanner, Sr., 83, Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Samuel Walter and Virginia McCormick.Jim is survived by his son and daughter: James Edward Swanner, Jr. (Holly) of York and Virginia A. Campbell (Bill) of Altoona; four grandchildren: Nicole Stewart, Ronald E. Walter, Jr., Kalib Walter and Olivia Swanner; four great-grandchildren: Tyler Stewart, Dylan Stewart, Serenity Walter and Dexter Walter; his brother, Michael L. McCormick (Kathy) of Hollidaysburg; and a niece and nephew: Michelle and Matthew McCormick. He was a graduate of Altoona High School and attended Arizona State University for 2 years; until joining the US Marine Corp. He retired from the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center Liquor Store in 2000. Jim was an avid Steeler fan, an Arizona Sun Devil forever and enjoyed all sports. Friends will be received from 1-3 pm on Friday, March 4, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602. A funeral service will follow at 3 pm, in the Stevens Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Douglas McGaffin. Military honors will be provided by the Blair County Honor Guard and the United States Marine Corp. The family requests donations be made in Jim’s memory to: Altoona Area High School Alumni Association, 1415 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 03/04/2022

    I'm sorry I was not able to deliver these condolences in person, but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of the passing of your father. Though I never met him, I know a little about him from you and my Dad. The most important thing I know about your Dad is that he raised a good man! Until we meet again, my prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Your friends, Tommy and Kim Irwin

  • 03/04/2022

    Rest in peace, my friend. Will always remember what a great person you were and the times we spent together.

  • 03/02/2022

    Rest in Peace my friend. Even though it was a long time ago, I will always remember the good days in high school.

  • 03/02/2022

    RIP Jimmy. Memorable times we had at the Liquor Store and elsewhere! And thank you for your service.

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason