Richard Bruce Swank

09/30/1961 - 03/08/2024


Obituary For Richard Bruce Swank

Richard Bruce Swank, 62, of Paxinos, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2024, at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1961, in Sunbury, PA, a son of David and Judith (McGroarty) Swank.

Rick graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 1980 and attended Kutztown State University, Kutztown, PA and Wright State University of Dayton, OH.

He was married to his loving wife, Lori J. (Roberts) Swank for 32 years. They were married on September 28, 1991.

Rick was employed by the Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Protection as a Mineral Resource Program Specialist.

He was a member of Packhorse Sportsman’s Association.

Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved riding his motorcycle. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

Rick was a dedicated coach and boy scout leader, always striving to make a positive impact on young individuals. His commitment to helping others extended beyond these roles, as he was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Rick's kind and selfless nature meant he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by one loving son: Colton R. Swank of Harrisburg, PA; one brother, Timothy and one sister, Jennifer. Rick is also survived by several nieces.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Rick to be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA with Linda L. Wagner as Celebrant.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at Your gift MATCHED to help save lives! - American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


16 Mar

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W Mahoning St. Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
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  • 03/15/2024

    I had the privilege of meeting and working with Rick over two years ago with the work he and the State of Pennsylvania O & G Bureau are doing with abandoned/orphaned wells. Rick was super detailed and passionate about his work. He had a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shared with me and others. Rick was kind, patient and a pure joy to work with. He challenged technology providers as he was always looking out for the interests of the State of PA, safety and efficiency in mitigation of abandoned/orphaned wells. I will miss his warm smile, personality and company. Rest in Peace, Rick. Milton Heath

  • 03/14/2024

    I am so saddened to hear the news of Rick's passing. We spent some years together bringing our boys up through the ranks of cup scouts in the local Elysburg pack. Rick was a hard worker with a good heart, and we has loads of fun with the boys. My deepest sympathies to the family.


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