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Jon Ralph Schweitzer

April 28, 1939 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Jon Schweitzer Life story

Jon Ralph Schweitzer, 84, of Largo, Florida, formally of Lewiston, NY, passed away on March 1, 2024. Born on April 28, 1939 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late John E. and Doris M. (nee Robida) Schweitzer.  

Jon attended local schools, attending both Lewiston-Porter and the former Bishop Duffy High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy, and was honorably discharged.  On April 25, 1965, Jon married Rosita Trautlein in St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Lewiston, NY.  After 35 years of dedicated service, he retired from the Power Authority of New York, where he was employed as an electrician. Jon was a Master Mason and  belonged to the Masonic Lodge #551, since 1967. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Shriners International, Lewiston #1 Volunteer Fire  Company Exempt Organization, and the 3F Conservation Club.

In addition to his beloved wife, Jon is survived by a daughter, Heidi M. Smith; grandchildren, David Jon Smith, Miranda Leigh Smith, and Jon Edward Smith.

A time of visitation for family and friends to gather will be on Friday, March 15th, from 4-8 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY (716-297-9007).  Private prayers of committal and interment will be held with his family in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Shriners International and/or Lewiston #1 Volunteer Fire Company.

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March 15, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Otto Redanz Funeral Home
2215 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304


Shriners International
2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607

Lewiston Fire Company No. 1
PO Box 748, Lewiston NY 14092


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