MYRTLE BEACH—Orville Lynn Sweitzer, 69, died Oct.4.

He was born Sept. 9, 1950, son of the late Raymond L. and Oralea H. Sweitzer.

Orville graduated from Kutztown College and served in the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force Reserves. 

He had a very successful career in the Information technology field. 

Orville loved fishing, boating, traveling and cars.  He will be remembered the most for his sense of humor and how he loved to tell jokes. He loved to make people laugh.

Survivors include wife Darlene Snader Sweitzer; daughter Valerie L. Smith and husband, Bill; son Stephen O. Sweitzer; granddaughter Andrea Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Doris Snader and brothers-in-law David and wife Joy and Donald and wife Amy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol A. Shaaber.

A memorial service was held Oct.12 Socastee United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Humane Society through or the American Heart Association.

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