ANDOVER – Rebecca M. “Becky” Schweigart, 92, passed away on Friday (August 13, 2021) at Hornell Gardens following a brief illness.
Mrs. Schweigart was born in the Town of Alfred on September 19, 1928 to Elmer and Bertha (Bice) Foster. She was a 1947 graduate and Salutatorian of Andover Central School. On December 16, 1947 in the Gothic Chapel on the campus of Alfred University, she married her childhood sweetheart, Albert John Schweigart III, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1997. Becky devoted her life to the nurture of her family and care of her home.
Becky is survived by her children, Albert J. (Brenda) Schweigart IV of Mills, Pa., William J. Schweigart of Scio, David G. Schweigart of Wellsville, Joseph C. (Carol) Schweigart of Bolivar, Rebecca S. (Christian) Mattison of Whitesville and Clark F. Schweigart of Andover; 21 grandchildren, Eric J. Schweigart, Richard A. Schweigart, Shawn G. (Margaret) Schweigart, Nathan B. (Craig) Schweigart, Daniel W. Schweigart, Breeyan Barnes, Matthew D. (Tina Cheny) Schweigart, Jessica (Adam) Brown, Theresa (Chase) Tascone, Tamara (Tyler) Green, Jennifer (Jeremy Monz) Schiffer, Melissa (Ray) Miller, Christie (Eric) Barton, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Mesler, Sarah (Adam) Turner, Jon (Grace Franco) Schweigart, Rebekah (Caleb) Schauer, Kaitlin (Nicholas) Lee, Evan Mattison, Brendan Schweigart, and Heather (Casey Jackson) Schweigart; 32 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Frances Manroe of Andover, Miriam Morton of Caneadea, Mildred Rose of North Tonawanda, Theodore Foster of Andover, and Harry Foster of Middleport.
Becky lived her life as a devoted Christian, having come to Christ early in life. She exemplified her faith as a compassionate and kind-hearted person. She liked serving others from behind the scenes and was always most content building others up and putting them first. She was a faithful and loving wife and mother.
Growing up on the farm, Becky knew the value of hard work and getting by with what was at hand. As the mother of five sons and one daughter, she knew how to stretch a budget and nobody ever went without. She enjoyed crocheting, making clothes for her family, was a great cook and enjoyed her gardening and her flowers. She was well known for her famous homemade rock candy, some of which was sold to her husband’s co-workers at Air Preheater. Becky had a great sense of humor.
There will be a time of visitation on Thursday (August 19) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Andover First Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Densmore officiating. Burial will follow in North Bingham Cemetery in North Bingham, Pa. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Becky’s name may be made to Andover First Baptist Church, 14 Elm Street, Andover, NY 14806 © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.