William H. "Bill" Swartzlander, 94, of Fenelton, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Newhaven Court at Clearview.\n\nBorn December 2, 1928, in Fenelton, he was the son of the late Harry A. Swartzlander, Sr. and the late Lela (Sutton) Swartzlander.\n\nBill was a graduate of Butler High School and went on to serve his country honorably in the US Navy on the U.S.S. Shannon during the Korean War. Bill then started his career at Armco Steel, where he spent 30 years in the weld shop until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of Fenelton United Methodist Church, where he was the oldest living member. Bill was a 32nd degree Mason with the Victory Lodge # 694 in Butler. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 778 in Lyndora, a member of Happy Hunters Sportsman's Club in Fenelton, and the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Association. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid archery hunter. He was the PA Deputy Game Warden for 20 years and also taught hunter safety courses in the community. In addition to hunting, Bill was very active with golfing and lawn bowling.\n\nHe is survived by five children, Michael W. (Beverly) Swartzlander, Elaine S. Swartzlander, Amy B. Guest, Matthew Swartzlander, and his step-son, Donnie (Kathy) Codding; his grandchildren; Emily, Gretchen, Andrew, Meredith, Josh, Heather, Clinton, Stefan, Preston, Jill, and Brian; 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.\n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Fennell, his second wife, Belva Codding, three brothers, Dale, Dick, and Harry Swartzlander, his sister, Mary Louise Wilmer, his son in law, Michael Crytser, several brothers and sisters in law, one niece and one nephew.\n\nA memorial service to honor the life of Bill will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.\n\nMemorial donations may be made in Bill's honor to Fenelton United Methodist Church, 810 Clearfield Rd., Fenelton, PA 16034.\n\nArrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001.\n\nThose who knew Bill are encouraged to share their memories and upload photos to his unique remembrance page at www.thompson-miller.com.