Sharon Swartzfager

Obituary of Sharon L. Swartzfager

Smethport - Sharon L. Swartzfager, 81, of Smethport, passed away Wednesday (January 25, 2023) at her residence, surrounded by her children.

She was born November 19, 1941 in Cyclone, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Powers) Swartzfager.

Sharon was a graduate of Smethport High School and was employed at Ethan Allen of Eldred for over 35 years.  She worked in home health care for Community Nurses, a profession well-suited to her caring nature.

She is survived by:

One daughter:  Deb (Jessica Lee) Fenstermaker of Washington, D.C.

Four sons:  Larry (Bonnie) Fenstermaker of Hesston, KS, Art (Pam) Fenstermaker of Smethport, Joe (Lori LaBella) Fenstermaker of Olean, NY, and Don (Darlene) Fenstermaker of Rochester, NH

Grandchildren: Joshua Fenstermaker, Olivia Blaylock, Debra Lynch, Breanna Fenstermaker, and Robbie Cornock

Several great grandchildren

Siblings:  Dorothy Maholic of Bradford, William Swartzfager of West Henrietta, NY, Mary O’Connell of Lewis Run, Dennis Swartzfager of New Bethlehem, PA and Julie Glenn of Ohio

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, John, and Brian Swartzfager, and sister Cindy Fitzgerald.

There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 in Crosby, PA on Saturday, February 4 from 1-4 PM.  

Memorials, if desired, may be made to VNA of Northwest PA, 1223 E. Main St., P.O. Box 465, Bradford, PA  16701 or the American Cancer Society (  Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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