Ignatz P. “Iggy” Schwab, Jr., 84, of Ruscombmanor Twp., passed away Wednesday, September 25th in Manor Care in Laureldale.
Iggy was married to Gloria E. (Werner) Schwab. Iggy and Gloria were married on July 16, 1960 and celebrated fifty nine loving years of marriage.
Born in Evansville, he was the son of the late Ignatz P. Schwab, Sr. and Elizabeth (Spanitz) Schwab.
Iggy served his country in the U. S. Army.
Iggy grew up as a farmer on his family’s farm in Centerport.
Iggy was formerly employed by Textile Machine Works/Rockwell International/Arrow International for thirty seven years.
He worked part time for Sears and Brown’s Feed Mill in Fleetwood.
He was an exceptionally fast runner.
He really enjoyed sports attending Reading Royals and Reading Philles games and was a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Philles fan.
In earlier years Iggy enjoyed attending the Reading Fairgrounds Races with his family.
Iggy had a great sense of humor, joking with everyone. He was known as the class clown.
His family was very important to Iggy, he was devoted to his family and loved them very much.
Surviving along with his loving wife Gloria are two children, Lisa Knouse and husband Craig Knouse of Blandon and David Schwab and wife Cathy A. (Himmelberger) Schwab of Fleetwood.
There are three grandchildren, Tamara DeStasio and husband William DeStasio of Lacey Washington, Cory Knouse of Blandon, and Derek Schwab of Fleetwood.
There are two great grandchildren, Joseph and Charlie DeStasio.
Iggy is predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Fayewicz.
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 10:30 am in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., 4914 Kutztown Rd., Temple with Reverend Robert T. Finlan officiating.
A viewing will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm and Thursday morning from 9:30 am until 10:30 am.
Interment will follow the prayer service in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to dav.org, or Disabled American Veterans, P. O. Box 13103, Reading, PA 19612.