Timothy (Timmy) Matthew Swartz
Timmy was born January 26, 1960 in Kileen, TX and passed September 7, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Timmy was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Joseph's chapel in Fort Hood, TX. Timmy moved with his family and to his grandfather's farm, "Windswept" in Alexandria, VA where he grew up. Timmy graduated from Groveton High School. After high school Timmy was a fireman with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue beginning in 1983. He also was a brick mason working on many projects in Alexandria. He did both with strength, courage and honor.
Timmy was predeceased by his father, Kenneth James Swartz and his mother, Elizabeth Lee Parrish, both of Northern Virginia, stepmother, Marvelene Swartz, infant brother, Collin Swartz and his sister-in-law, Linda Swartz of Stafford, Virginia.
Timmy is survived by 4 brothers, Christopher (Kelly) Swartz, Kevin Swartz (Vivian Swartz, sister-in-law), Carl Swartz (Jill Swartz, sister-in-law) and James Swartz (Jordan Swartz, sister-in-law). Timmy is also survived by12 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews along with numerous cousins and extended family in both the United States and Canada. Also included as family are life-long friends, Debbie Harrold and Michael Moore.
Timmy was an incredibly strong and resourceful man, and the "go-to" fireman for any job requiring those particular resources. He continued that strength through his entire life fulfilling the words of his favorite scripture, 2 Timothy 4:7- "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Timmy was so very loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends will be received at Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home Saturday September 14, 2019 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Thomas, WV with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hinklefennerfuneralhome.com
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