Howard J. Sweitzer

July 27, 1918 - November 25, 2013

Howard J. Sweitzer

July 27, 1918 - November 25, 2013



Howard J. Sweitzer, age 95, passed away in Bellingham on Nov. 25, 2013. He was born on July 27, 1918 to James and Maude Sweitzer in Hope, AR. Howard was proud to serve in the Army during WWII, and enjoyed his 52 year career with Needhams Nursing Home. He loved his cats, wildlife, and his garden. Howard is survived by his loving wife Arlene Sweitzer, and step-son Alex (Maggie) Coleman. You may share your thoughts and memories of Howard in the guestbook

Farewell Tribute Information

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 AM at Moles Farewell Tributes Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA 98248 (at the corner of Axton and Northwest) Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Disabled American Veterans.

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8 responses to Howard J. Sweitzer

  1. Chuck Hardin says:

    Along our life’s Journey, everyone we meet leave some kind of impression on us, while others we meet, causes us to pause and consider their merits, and weather that person’s ideas or actions should be absorbed into our own collective ideas and personality, with the hope it will make us a better person. I had the pleasure of working with Howard back in 1995 at Needhams Nursing home also know at the time as Bayside Health & Rehabilitation center on E Victory. At the time I was 42, and was surprised to find while having a cup of coffee with Howard that he had been working there, two year longer than I had been alive! I always found him a real joy to work with, and do not remember a day that he was not his full of sprit jolly self. He was the type of person you wanted to be around, hardworking, friendly, a person who always liked to hear what you had to say, and could tell you all kinds of interesting facts about Bellingham. I had a picture of Howard standing by my office desk, that I kept posted on my bulleting board where ever I worked to provide me with inspiration. He was a good man, and today I know that somewhere inside me, is a peace of Howard, that just by association I have absorbed, and use to make me a better person.
    I will truly miss you my friend. And I carry your favorite phase with me when something has broken, or is no longer of any use ” That’s not worth a doodley damn ”

    Rest in Peace

  2. Joan Riddick says:

    It was wonderful knowing Howard at Chuckanut Community Baptist Church, then Chuckanut Community Church in Bellingham when Pastor Lawrence Pollock was presiding. Howard was always so cheerful and helpful in any way possible. I’m sorry Arlene, that I missed seeing Howard’s obituary until it was too late to attend the funeral. All my love – and God Bless, Joan

  3. Just now found out. So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers for Howard and all of you. God Bless … Bonnie & Grant …

  4. Mary says:

    I wanted to express my sincerest condolences to your family. God promises to restore our earth to a paradise and he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died. (Job 14:14,15; John 5:28,29) You can look forward to the day when you can hold and embrace your loved one again. May you find comfort too through prayer.

  5. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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