The Life of Mr. Glenn A. Swartzentruber

Glenn A. Swartzentruber, 71, of Mertztown, flew west on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.  He was the husband of Dolores A. (Hein) Swartzentruber.  They were married April 1, 1978.  Born in Allentown, Glenn was a son of the late Allen and Lona E. A. (Sanders) Swartzentruber.  Glenn was a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown.  Glenn honorably and faithfully served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era.

Glenn was a graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School, Class of 1969. While in high school he participated in Track and Field.  Glenn graduated from Upper Bucks Technical Institute where he received his Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Glenn had a life long career in aviation, including, licensed mechanic, pilot and instructor.

Glenn was a member of the Longswamp Lions Club; Ray A. Master, Post 217 American Legion, Topton; and a member of Quiet Birdmen.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Dolores, Glenn is survived by a daughter, Beth A. (Swartzentruber), wife of The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Sassaman, Mertztown; and a son, Kyle D., husband of Jenny D. (Perrin) Swartzentruber, Alburtis.  Other survivors include, a sister, Linda J. (Swartzentruber), wife of Theodore Sterner, Allentown.  There are four grandchildren: Gabriel R., Anna E., Tabitha M. Sassaman; and David H. Swartzentruber.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Glenn's life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. from Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 Luther Drive, Mertztown, with The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Sassaman, officiating.  Inurnment in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown.  Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family suggests contributions be considered in Glenn's memory to Ray A. Master, American Legion Honor Guard, 133 E. Centre Avenue, Topton, PA 19562.

Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Sorry for your loss,prayers fir you and your family 

Posted by Barbara S on 03/06/2023


Glenn always had a wonderful, approachable attitude towards life! I always thoroughly enjoyed flying with him and seeing him around the airport. He was kind of like a blue light special! You always knew you would enjoy talking with him or learning something from him. my flying career took me to a different airport from where he was working unfortunately. I can still hear his jovial voice laughing about someone who broke something.

Posted by Jeff G on 03/07/2023


To Beth & family deepest sympathy on your Dads passing. RIP.

Posted by Charlene W on 03/07/2023

My minister father in law.

I never knew him very much but my late Husband did because he grew up near Shamrock may he be at peace and find eternal rest bless the family and grandchildren  god be with you all especially Gabrelle day you will all be united again god bless Q10

Posted by Joanne P on 03/10/2023