A memorial service for Mickey Swit, 77, a 17-year Gardnerville resident, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.
Mr. Swit died March 4, 2007, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Briarhill, Penn., to Mitro and Mary Swit. He completed eighth grade, and joined the service at 16.
He served in the 752nd tank battalion from 1946 to 1948 doing a tour of duty in Italy guarding war prisoners. He worked 40 years for the railroad as a conductor and retired in 1989.
He married Harriet on April 11, 1983, in Lakewood, Ohio.
Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Parma, Ohio.
He was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church, the United Transportation Union for 59 years, and the VFW Post 08583. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing nickel poker.
He was preceded in death by his son Mark Swit on Aug. 20, 1984, in Parma; sister Margaret Sinosky; and three brothers Michael, Charles and George Swit.
He is survived by his wife of Gardnerville; son Vincent Swit of Vallejo, Calif.; daughters Michelle Swit of Parma and Linda Hughes of Lake Forest, Calif., stepdaughter Cheryl Johnston of Las Vegas; sisters Mary Jane Adragna and Helen Timco, and eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial will take place at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brookpark, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gall Memorial Gardens or Barton Hospice, 1615 N. Highway 395 Suite C, Minden, NV 89423.
Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremations.