William Vaughn Swisher

William Vaughn Swisher, age 99, of Buckhannon, WV, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at St. Joseph’s NCF in Buckhannon. He was born June 27, 1922 in Weston, WV, a son of the late James Goodloe and Stella Post Swisher.

On May 6, 1940, he married Madge E. Waldeck Swisher, who preceded him in death on December 1, 1997.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one infant daughter; four sisters, Ruby Swisher Queen, Virginia Swisher Morrison, Marjorie Swisher and Cathern Swisher; and four brothers, Robert, Post, Paul and James H. Swisher.

He is survived by one daughter, Judith Brake and husband Tom, of Hebron, MD; one grandson, Jeffrey M. Brake and wife Tiffany, of Newark, DE; two great-grandsons, Nathaniel and Daniel, both of Newark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Swisher was a retired lead lineman for Monongahela Power Co. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as an MP in occupied Japan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, WV – 484 Enterprise Drive, Gassaway, WV 26624.

In honoring Mr. Swisher’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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