Robert J. Swigert, age 86, of Bolivar, OH., passed away on Thursday December 28, 2006, in Aultman Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in Canton on January 6, 1920, to the late John H. and Mary J. Swigert. He was a 1938 graduate of Canton McKinley High School, and was a member of Westbrook Park United Methodist Church. Robert proudly served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He entered the service on March 1, 1942 and received training at Camp Swift, TX., arriving overseas in November 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart and one Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds suffered in Southern France. He also received the Good Conduct Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Arrowhead, Bronze Star, and the European Theater Ribbon with six Battle Stars. He served in the Army of Occupation at Goppingen, Germany as a member of the 36th Infantry Division of the 7th Army, before returning home. He was employed as an oiler with the Hoover Company for 16 years, retireing in 1983. Robert enjoyed woodworking, and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Swigert; and his brother-in-law James Skinner. Survivors include his loving wife Helen Swigert, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 4, 2006; two sons and daughters-in-law John and Gerry Swigert, and Robert and Jackie Swigert; a daughter and son-in-law Bonnie and Dan Ehmer; four grandchildren Jim Swigert, Tim and Dan Ehmer, and Erica Swigert; and one great grandson Johnathan Swigert. Funeral services will be Tuesday January 2, 2007 at 11:00am in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, with the Rev. John Mather officiating. Burial will follow in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will Tuesday January 2, 2007from 10-11am. .