Cynthia Rae Swogger


Cynthia Rae (Cindy) Swogger, of Masury, died Thursday evening, July 25, 2019, in the "cute little house" she found such contentment and peace in, surrounded by those she loved, who loved her more. She was 64.
Cindy was born Nov. 12, 1954 in Sharon, a daughter of George U. and Dorothy L. (Over) Swogger. She was the first of their four children. Cindy grew up in Brookfield and graduated from Brookfield High School, where she was so fortunate to make lifelong friends and where her love for basketball began.
For many years Cindy worked with her parents at their business, Swogger Auto Parts, in Hermitage. Cindy attended Grove City College and graduated from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, with a Master of Divinity degree. She went on to become associate pastor of her home church, First Baptist Church, Sharon. While she enjoyed many of her duties as associate pastor of the church, nearest and dearest to her heart was the church's after school program, which Cindy felt called to establish as a young woman. After years of prayers and blessings, West Hill Ministries began in 1991. Countless numbers of young people came through the doors of First Baptist Church and, later, First United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, all in Sharon, as the program expanded. Cindy relied on an army of volunteers, workers, prayer warriors and church supporters to help her feed "my kids," as she lovingly called them - physically and spiritually - with food, crafts, games, homework help, songs, prayers, fellowship, encouragement and love - lots of love - for 28 years.
Cindy leaves so many family members and friends to cherish the great memories of good times spent with her. She is survived by two sisters, Jane Besser and Tammy Swogger, both of Masury; nephews and nieces, Lenisa Scutillo and Jenetta Christy, Teddy Swogger, Tom and Sam Besser and Rachael Swogger; great-niece, Haylee Christy-Scutillo and
great-nephew, Royal McConahy; and her two faithful companions, her boys, SWAG (Saved With Amazing Grace) and Barnabas. Cindy also will be greatly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who were a pillar of joy for her.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, her brother George "Skip" Swogger Jr.; her grandparents, Oscar and Della Swogger and Sanford and Helen Over; and her faithful companion, FROG (Fully Relying On God).
A strong woman, a woman of great faith, Cindy stood valiantly for nine years against the lung disease that took her life.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her memory be made to First Baptist Church or West Hill Ministries, both at 301 W. State St., P.O. Box 635, Sharon, PA 16146.
As Cindy would remind if she were still here, "It is what it is," but, boy, she's going to be missed.
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Frank E. Lange
Jul 28, 2019
Aloha ke Akua!
Mahalo nui loa.
Chris Bavola
Jul 28, 2019
My fond memories of Cindy was her intensity and drive when I played high school basketball and Cindy was our beloved assistant coach. She was so wonderful at motivating us as a team. She was indeed a wonderful person and I am so sad to hear of her passing at such a young age.
Arlene Morgenstern
Jul 28, 2019
I loved and respected Cyndi so much. She touched the lives and made an impact on so many children. Prayers to the Swoggers family.
Joe Dovutovich
Jul 28, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family and God bless, so nice, always said hi and going to school with her, always quiet and always well liked, she will be missed
Amy Stone
Jul 27, 2019
My heart goes out to her two sisters Janie and Tammy and her family and close friends. โค
Frank Galati
Jul 27, 2019
MaryAnne Becker
Jul 27, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Cindy was an amazing woman. A one of a kind woman. I will be praying for all of you. God send you comfort.
Steven and Mary (mother) Radachy
Jul 27, 2019
We send our biggest and greatest sympathies to the whole Swogger family for this great loss and pain which you are all feeling at this present time. We pray that the Almighty Father and the Lord Jesus send their greatest blessings and strength to you at this time. Cindy was a very good friend and we will also miss her very much. Know that she as well as the rest of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise Lehner Hyde
Jul 27, 2019
I have soooo many memories of Cindy, starting from when she coached our JV and Varsity basketball teams at Brookfield Jr. and Sr. High School. Playing in summer leagues and enduring endless "bump and runs" (I still call them fouls). Cindy always participated in everything by giving 150%. If someone had said back then that Cindy would become a pastor and have a countless number of kids I would have thought they were crazy. But that's exactly what she did and she gave 150% to her calling. I moved away but always made sure to stop at the Church and meet with Cindy when I got back home. I was planning to see her later this year and am so sorry I didn't get the chance. Cindy's love of God... and life were evident in everything she did. I remember a few years ago when we talked about her illness and she said she had no regrets for any decisions she made in dealing with it and said "when God decided it was time for her to leave, she was ready". I know she will be cheering on her favorite local sport teams from Heaven and I look forward to playing some B-ball with her again. May all the wonderful memories she made with her family, "kids" and friends carry us all through the difficult days ahead as we deal with absence. RIP Cindy, you were truly one of a kind!Read more
Jul 27, 2019
Pastor Cindy Was An Amazing Women & She helped changed our kids lifeโ€™s & She was so nice & sweet to the kids & No One Will every Replace Her Cuz She was really unique๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Chelsi & Frankie & Olivia & Anessa (Swogger)
Jul 27, 2019
All The Kids At West Hill Church Will Miss You So Much Pastor Cindy & We Will Cherish All The Memoryโ€™s we have a With You๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Chelsi & Olivia & Anessa & Frankie (Swogger)
Jul 27, 2019
You Was Taken Way To Young & I Wish This Didnโ€™t Happen Damn We are going to miss you๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
Olivia & Anessa
Jul 27, 2019
Also RIH RIP Pastor Cindy We All Will Love & Miss You So Much๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Olivia & Anessa
Jul 27, 2019
We Will Love & Miss You Pastor Cindy๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
Chelsi & Frankie Swogger
Jul 27, 2019
We Will Always Love & Miss You Cindy & I Have known you since I first met you at church when I was a kid & im 28years Old & Me & My Kids Will always remember you & All The Memoryโ€™s we Shared & West Hill Church Will NOT Be The Same Without You Well RIH Ms Cindy๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Jul 27, 2019
Love you more
Debbie Katzman(Simco)
Jul 27, 2019
May you Rest In Peace ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป You were to young and will be missed by your family
Janis Allan
Jul 27, 2019
One beautiful lady. The kids from the church loved her! She will be missed!
Nealie Allie
Jul 27, 2019
Cindy was 1 of the most beautiful women I've ever met! Her calling to lead, love, and foster the love of God into our children's lives is beyond measure! I am SO blessed to have known her, to see what the shining example of Christ looks like, and lots of laughs along the way! Countless times she would call, offering leftovers from the church dinner,lunch,or any other happening at the church that involved food. She knew we were struggling, and I will always remember how my heart felt each time she would offer; just overwhelmed w love & thanks! She never made you feel less than for needing a little help along the way, but instead SHOWED her love for all! I know I'll see her again someday, but ...for now, this world will never be the same w out her but heaven gained someone who was as close to the example we are called to be as I believe any human can be! We will love you forever and then some! Ty for everything! Until we meet again-
Nealie Allie
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Cameron wheaton
Jul 27, 2019
Even though i moved away pastor cindy still let me go to special events at the church due to me going to church every sunday, she was a very caring person
Tamara Fiscus
Jul 27, 2019
So many lives touched and blessed by Cindy. She lives on in the legacy that sheโ€™s build . She will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Sending love and healing prayers to Janie and Tammy.
Jill Swogger
Jul 27, 2019
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Elaina Ruiz
Jul 27, 2019
Going to be missed.. i was one of the first kids in 1991 to attend West Hills Ministries... you could of talked to her about anything.. she understand.. god bless prayers for family and friends and well as First Baptist....
Debbie Mccurry
Jul 26, 2019
I did not know but I rember some condolences to the family at this time
Katie Bennett
Jul 26, 2019
Cindy was truly the most amazing woman I know. Her Love lives on through all the people she has touched. Many prayers to the family during this time. I know she is with Jesus watching over us all.