Celebration Of Life - Erin (Swisher) Youngbar

Erin Elizabeth (Swisher) Youngbar, 33, passed away peacefully in her Hagerstown, MD home on July 14, 2014.  Many family members, friends and Washington County Hospice Staff/friends aided Erin in her passing after a long journey battling brain cancer.

She was preceded in death by her Aunt Pat Sill, Uncle Jim Churchill, and Aunt Sue Elgin. 

She is survived by her husband, Josh Youngbar and their children, Lucas, Addisyn and Kierstyn;

Father, James Swisher and Mother, Peggy Swisher; Sister, Kelly Swisher and her two children Will and Annaleigh; Grandfather, William Elgin and Grandmother, Jane Rebecca Elgin;  and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Erin was born Sept. 14, 1980, in Washington County, MD.  She was a 1998 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown Community College. Erin grew up as a member and regular attender of St. James Brethren Church where she began her commitment and deep faith in God. She married Josh, her husband of 15 years, in 1999 and together they have attended and served at Smithsburg Valley Church where Erin served as Children/Student Ministries Director in recent years.

Erin was passionate about serving God and others.  She was a loving wife and mother.  She home educated her children and dedicated her time to family and friends. She was a talented  photographer, enjoyed classic movies and loved to cook. 

A Celebration of Life of Erin (Swisher) Youngbar will be held at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Rd., Fairplay, MD, on July 26, 2014, at 2 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, Erin always wanted her church to have a picnic pavilion for children and church fellowship events. Erin dedicated herself to reaching others for Christ, this will be our way to honor her life.  Please make desired  donations designated for the pavilion in her memory to: Smithsburg Valley Church, 12911 Bikle Rd., Smithsburg, MD 21783.  


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