Benjamin A. Switzer

Benjamin A. Switzer, 66, of Berwick passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home, after a long illness.

Born in Berwick on January 20, 1950 he was the son of the late John E. and Selena M. (Kreischer) Switzer. He graduated from Berwick High School and worked at Consolidated Cigar for many years.

Ben loved dogs, especially his own, Oscar, Oreo and Heidi.

Surviving are his sisters and brothers: Barbara Farver, of Berwick; Robert Switzer and wife Kay, of Berwick; Donald Switzer, of Shickshinny; Linda Schnieder of NJ; Marian Bankes and husband Alan, Berwick; Judy Brown and husband Herb, Orangeville; Edward Switzer and companion Cheryl Galler, Berwick; Charles “Seymore” Switzer, Berwick; Cindy Milheim, Berwick; Laura Richards and husband Randy, Berwick; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are a brother, John E. Switzer, Jr. and a sister, Kathy Ridall.

A private burial was held in Elan Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ben’s name can be made to: SPCA, 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.

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