John Thomas Schweich

John Thomas Schweich

BIRTH: 08/08/1945

DEATH: 11/27/2017


John Thomas Schweich, 72, of Brighton Twp., died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Beaver Valley Health and Rehab.


Born August 8, 1945 in Frackville, PA, the son of the late John Paul and Mary Alice (Durkin) Schweich. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. John was a Penn State graduate in 1967 and also attended George Washington University where he completed graduate studies. Following college he was a member of the CIA for 33 years, where he retired from the Senior Intelligence Service in 2003. He traveled extensively and was fluent in several languages. John’s interests included Rusyn and Eastern European studies as well as baseball.


Surviving is his loving wife of 44 years, Linda (Amon) Schweich; son, Nicholas George Schweich, Beaver; sister-in-law, Janet (Charles) Fryman, Hermitage; three nieces, Amy Fryman, Sharon, Abby Fryman Cannone, Mt. Lebanon, and MaKenzie Fryman Ngai, Indiana, PA; and nephew, Todd Fryman, Huntington Beach, CA.


As per the family’s requests all services were private.


Arrangements were handled by the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1117 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls,


Interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA, where full military honors will be conducted.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 South Clark St., Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202 or the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.






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Ronald W. Kosh from WEST CHESTER wrote on December 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm:
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a lifelong friend and his passing certainly leaves a void. He will be remembered in my prayers. My heartfelt sympathies to you and Nick. Ron