John E. “Jack” Zwalley, 80

John Edwards “Jack” Zwalley, 80, of Wysox, PA formerly of Portsmouth, NH, passed away peacefully in his sleep, late Friday evening, March 2, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in N. Towanda Twp., PA.

Born September 30, 1931 in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Charles E. and Roma Edwards Zwalley.

Jack was a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School class of 1949 and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA class of 1953 where he received his degree in Geology.  He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Jack was employed as Art Director for Sears at the Sears Tower in Chicago for 17 years.  Jack was a well known metal sculptor in Chicago and was invited and participated in the Gold Coast Art Fair in Old Town Chicago, IL for many years and additional art shows in the Chicago area.  He later moved to Portsmouth, NH where he started a lobster company and also served as a free lance artist and designer for Ace Hardware.  Jack was a talented artist who enjoyed wildlife photography, painting, sculpting, boating and great meals with family and friends.  Jack was giving in his nature with a great sense of humor and well loved by his family and friends.  Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his children:John Michael (Jane) Zwalley of Florida, Lisa Michele Zwalley-Miller of Wysox, grandchildren: Kelsey Devon Elizabeth Miller and Daniel Garrett Michael Miller, sisters: Margerie (James) Cunningham of Lititz, PA, and Linda (Gary) Collins of Lancaster.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory,  3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA .  Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 South West End Avenue, P O Box 716, Lancaster, PA 17608 in John Edwards “Jack” Zwalley’s memory.

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August 02, 2016

Mr. Jack was a very sweet man who I enjoyed visiting with in his later years. He encouraged me spiritually when I lost someone in death by reminding me of Acts 24:15 regarding our Creator’s promise of a resurrection. I am looking forward to seeing him again one day, as I know his dear family will too. 

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