Walter M. Swoope, Jr. – Guestbook Entries
To the family, I am extremely sad to hear about Walter! He was a good person that truly care about our community and will greatly missed.
Joe&Melissa Ceprish & family
My heart is so broken and no words can express how sadden iam of the loss of my dear friend Walter,it was a pleasure to be his housekeeper for many years he was like family to my husband and i and our children.He was a man with a big heart and a person who had a special love for his family,friends and the town of Philipsburg. I would like to keep his sister Beth in our thoughts and prayers as well to give her peace in this time of sorrow. He will be greatly missed by many and blessings to all.
Scott & Terri Conklin
We will always cherish fond memories of our dear friend Walter.
Betsy Lee Whitehead
Dearest Beth, Although it has been many years since our paths have crossed, time cannot erase the wonderful memories of our childhood growing up on So. Center St.. Those were the best of times. Please accept my love, prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. Walter will be missed but fondly remembered.
“Missy” Marie Henderson
Walter! this is a super shock. I will miss you dearly. You were such a good friend of the Henderson family. When I’d come into town, get my Dad and off to lunch we’d go, as we were always holding a seat for you. The Philipsburg Gang will miss you so dearly, you did so much for the community and it was appreciated by all.
Love Missy, Jim & Jon
Michael A. Czap
Condolences. Always enjoyed being in Walter’s company. A very nice person.
Russell and Pauline Hummel
We enjoyed the company of Walter at many Christmas parties at the home of Dick and Darlene Humphrey and always saw him at the Rowland Theatre. Dick and I enjoyed seeing his old movies at his home. I would like to think of Walter as arriving, not leaving. We will miss him. Walter was multi-talented. Condolences to the family.
My Deepest Sympathies to Walter’s Family & to all of the People in this area that will miss Walter. What an amazing love he had for Philipsburg…..
Kathleen Hrenko Rubano
My sincere condolences. Philipsburg has lost a loyal and true son.
Cindy Creek Etchison
The community of Philipsburg has lost a wonderful, interesting, caring man! I have had the honor or talking with Walter on several occasions and he had such wealth of knowledge on so many topics! His laid back demeanor was one of the things that drew people to him. His generous hand can be seen all throughout our community through beautiful buildings that he found more valuable to restore than tear down. To his family and friends, my prayers go out to you at this time.
Walter was an exceptional person and I feel so blessed to have known him and call him a friend. Philipsburg will never be the same.
His love for his town was so evident in all the things he did and accomplished. Rest in peace my dear friend. My deepest condolences to his family.
I have known Walter since he was 10 years old. From that day until I retired in 2014, I worked in many of the Swoope buildings doing plumbing and heating jobs as well as installations. During those years, Walter and I became very close friends. Elizabeth, the last time I saw you was when your father passed on. I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Walter will be always remembered in Philipsburg and will be greatly missed.
Stephanie Swoope Bumbarger and family
Donna Mann and Denny McDonald
We are very sorry for yours and our loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Bruce & Patricia Shannon
Walter will be sadly missed. He was a wonderful man who dedicated his life towards the betterment of his community and his church. May he rest in peace.
You are in my prayers, Walter. I remember especially your friendship, your passion for doing things correctly and precisely and always your kindness. Although we have not seen each other in some time, my memories are only the fondest ones. To you, Beth, deepest sympathy and my sincerest hope that all will be as good as it can be in this difficult time.
Zane and Sonia Williamson
We thank Walter for being our friend at Saint Thomas Church – a truly good, dedicated and unassuming man, the Rock of our small church. We enjoyed breakfasts at The Philips and at the Elks. Every day we say ” we can’t believe Walter is gone” . God Bless Walter.