Christopher R. Swanson, 41, of Morrisdale died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in Erie. Born Dec. 30, 1971 in Philipsburg, he was the son of Peter Swanson Sr. of Woodland and Helen Kyler Swanson of Morrisdale.
Mr. Swanson was a 1990 graduate of the West Branch High School and was valedictorian. He was also a graduate of Penn State University. Mr. Swanson was a former teacher at the Smethport High School, where he taught physics.
He’s survived by his brother, Bradley I. Swanson of Morrisdale and a half-brother, Peter Swanson Jr. of Clearfield.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ivan Sr. and Lois Kyler and his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Martin Swanson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Palestine United Methodist Church, Morrisdale, with the Pastor Tina Hawkins officiating. There will be no public visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, c/o Christopher Swanson account, 171 Deer Creek Rd., P.O. Box 238, Morrisdale, PA 16858.