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J. Duane "Bugs" Swindell

August 27, 1937 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 83)


J. Duane “Bugs” Swindell, 83, of Lutzville Road, Everett passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.  He was born on August 27, 1937 in Everett, PA; a son of the late Charles and Mary (Miller) Swindell.  He was preceded in death by siblings: Elza, Mildred, Dick, Evelyn, Earl, Merle, Melvin, Edna and Paul. 

He was united in marriage to Gladys L. (Freeman) Swindell on May 15, 1960.  Along with his wife of sixty years he is survived by two daughters: Sheila Swindell of York, PA and Brenda (Rob) Shema of Lima, OH; three grandchildren Emily Wenger, Lindsey Shema, and Taylor Shema; one brother Robert “Bob” Swindell of Everett and several nieces and nephews. 

Duane was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1955 and Williamsport Technical Institute. 

He was a member of the Everett Church of the Brethren. 

Duane enjoyed woodworking, traveling and shared his time and talents freely with friends and family. 

Friends and Family will be received on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at the Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.  We ask that those in attendance would follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and following social distancing.

A Private Funeral Service with Pastor Mike Benner officiating will follow. 

Private burial will be at Bedford County Memorial Park 

Online condolences may be expressed at 

If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Swindell to Love Inc. of Bedford County, 80 State Street, Everett, PA 15537. 

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October 1, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Akers Funeral Home
299 Raystown Road
Everett, PA 15537

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