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Obituary of Jacqueline Swatt
Although she very patiently awaited Trump's impeachment, Jacqueline V. Swatt entered into the arms of the Lord Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.
Born in Amsterdam, NY to Alice Greene Sweeney and Kenneth B. Sweeney, Jackie attended St. Patrick's Catholic School, Johnstown Public schools and received both her BA and master's degrees from the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.
Jackie taught special education for HFM BOCES in the Nelliston, St. Johnsville and Gloversville school systems. She went on to run the Resource Center for HFM BOCES which developed workshops and provided tools for area special needs programs.
Jackie as the president of the HFM BOCES Teacher's Union and also served as a member of the Johnstown Board of Education.
She was a member of the Johnstown Board of Education.
She was a proud Democrat and spent many years as a Fulton County Poll official.
As an avid walker, there isn't one foot of sidewalk in the city of Johnstown that she has not walked multiple times. She also spent countless hours in school theaters, gymnasiums and on athletic fields in all kinds of weather, watching her children and grandchildren participate. She was always our number one fan.
Jackie is admired and survived by ten children, Sara E. Swatt, Pete Swatt (Rita), Mary Alice Swatt (Al Guerra), Katherine A. Swatt, Elizabeth M. Mowrey (Steven), Judith C. Swatt (David Walker) Martha R. Swatt-Robison (Wendell), Christopher D. Swatt (Raquel), Terese L. Swatt, Barbara H. Swatt-Engstrom (Kurt). She had nine very special grandchildren, who affectionally referred to her as Lola, the Filipino word for grandmother: Alanna Mowrey, Monica Valentino, Rebecca Swatt, Alexis Swatt, Skylar Swatt, Pippin Roginson, Zoe Robison, Hazel Engstrom and Moss Engstrom. In addition, she had a very special place in her heart and unofficially adopted Birgit Weise-Montag and Sabine Kaltenpoth, both hailing from Germany and Gregory Horning of Johnstown.
Jackie was blessed to have many dear friends throughout the city of Johnstown and Catholic communities of Holy Trinity in Johnstown, Sacred Heart in Tribes Hill and St. Kateri National Shrine in Fonda.
The Swatt family would like to thank all of her health care providers, especially the wonderful second and fourth floor staff and Palliative Care Team at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, Mountain Valley Hospice, Dr. Ranford Miller and Dr. Akber Hassam.
In accordance with Jackie's wishes, a Mass of Christian burial will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie's name to a charity of one's choice with the exception of the Trump Foundation.
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