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James A. Sweikata

November 1, 1940 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

James Sweikata Obituary

James A. Sweikata, born on Nov. 1, 1940, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 3, 2024.

He was born, raised, and lived in Montgomery his entire life. After graduating from Montgomery High School in 1958, he raced at the Montgomery Dragstrip for a few years and then entered the U.S. Navy for four years. Afterwards he started his 30 year career as a UPS driver where he met his future wife, Johanna, while delivering a package in Newburgh.

While their family grew to five he enjoyed playing softball for Freehills, Hillside, and Empire House. Then as the family continued to grow again through marriage and grandkids he began racing again in his front engine dragster for over 25 years. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and drove for the cancer society to bring patients to their appointments. He was a member of the American Legion in Montgomery and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Adam, as well as his siblings Gail, Arthur, and Theresa.

He is survived by his wife, Johanna of 57 years and his sister Mary and brother-in-law John. As well as his children James Edward and Samantha, Adam and Daniella, JoAnn and Chris; his grandchildren Adam James, Christopher, Caroline, Jennifer, Jake, and Lexie, as well as many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Overhiser Funeral Home, 78 Union St., Montgomery, NY 12549.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 11am at Holy Name of Mary Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, NY 12549.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or any Veterans Service Organization of your choice.

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February 7, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Overhiser Funeral Home
78 Union St.
Montgomery, New York 12549

February 7, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Overhiser Funeral Home
78 Union St.
Montgomery, New York 12549

Mass of Christian Burial
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Name of Mary Church
89 Union St.
Montgomery, New York 12549


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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