Joseph Peter Swadling 40 of Harbor Springs passed away unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 9, 2014. Joe was born January 24, 1974 in Petoskey to George and Michelle (Fettig) Swadling of Alanson. He grew up in Alanson where he attended school, graduating from Alanson Littlefield High School in 1992. Following school Joe served in the U.S. Navy from 1993-1997 and was a Gulf War veteran. Joe married Allison Meyer on Sept. 28, 2002 and they have two children Joseph James and Jacquelyn. He was currently employed at the New York Restaurant in Harbor Springs. As bartender he always gave his guests a warm greeting and a friendly smile. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Mackinaw City.
Joe is survived by his wife and children, his father George, brother Julius (Karen), sister Lorelie (Tom) Alonzi, father- in-law Jim Meyer (Terrie), mother-in-law Sharon Meyer, brother-in-law James Meyer (Ja Min), numerous aunts and uncles and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceeded in death by his mother Michelle and his brother Jacob.
Joe was a great husband, father, and a friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed!
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday Aug. 18th at 11:00 AM at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Harbor Springs. Fr. Joseph Blasko will be the celebrant. Immediately following the Mass there will be a luncheon at the New York Restaurant. Private interment rites will take place at a later date in the Littlefield Twp. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to the "Swadling Family Benefit" c/o First Community Bank 200 E. Main St. Harbor Springs, Mi. 49740. Envelopes for contributions will also be available at the church and restaurant on the 18th.
Arrangements were made through Schiller Funeral Home. Online condolences and shared memories may be made at stonefuneralhomeinc.com.