William Edward Schwer
William Edward Schwer, Ed. D., 86, of nuakertown, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Mary (Biehn) Schwer. With his wife, he is survived by daughters Holly Schwer, nuakertown, and Dr. Sally Canning, Oak Park, Ill.; son-in-law Michael Canning; granddaughter Madeline Canning; sister Catharine Ann Toth, Missouri; nieces and nephews.
William was born in Jersey Shore, Pa., to the late Jack and Marguerite (Crane) Schwer. Immediately following high school graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II as a sonar man on a destroyer escort in both the Atlantic DQG 3DFLfiF WKHDWHUV.
He had a B. S. from Lock Haven University, an M. A. from Lehigh University and a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University.
Schwer’s career as an educator began in the nuakertown schools, first as a sixth- grade teacher and then as assistant principal of the junior high school. In 1964, he was appointed to be the first principal of Pennridge’s then Central Junior High School. He eventually moved up into central administration as assistant to the superintendent of administration and management, retiring in 1988. He served as president of the Bucks County Assoc. of Secondary Curriculum Development in 197273. A former nuakertown Borough councilman, Schwer served as president from 1972- 75, during which time the present Borough Hall was built.
He was a member of the nuakertown United Meth- odist Church and the Wallace Willard Keller American Legion Post 242.
A memorial service to celebrate his life was held 11: 30 a. m., Wednesday, May 15, in the nuakertown United Methodist Church, 1875 Freier Road, nuakertown. Family and friends were invited to call in the church from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a. m. A fellowship luncheon followed the service in the church’s Miller Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to nUMC, 1875 Freier Road, nuakertown, PA 18951. For directions to the church, go to www. qumac. com or call 215- 5364992. The Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Road, nuakertown, is handling arrangements. www. janauglefcs. com