Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Peggy Frances Schweickart

July 20, 1925March 20, 2020

Schweickart, Peggy Frances, age 94, of Kettering, OH, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Elmer L. Schweickart, and her parents, Lawrence Snyder and Margaret (Falk) Rost, and step-father, Arthur Rost; along with brothers Lawrence, Robert, Kenneth, and Raymond Snyder. She is survived by her son, Daniel; daughter-in-law, Maria (DiSalvo) Schweickart; grandson, Paul Schweickart, and his wife Michelle; great-grandchildren Delaney, Connor and Duncan; and many nieces and nephews. Peggy attended East High School in Buffalo, NY, and graduated from St. Ann’s Commercial School in Buffalo, NY. She later attended cosmetology school in Dayton, OH, and became a licensed Cosmetologist in Ohio. She volunteered at Kettering Memorial Hospital for over 30 years as a clerical assistant in many departments. Her Catholic faith was solidly linked to her love of music and singing. While in high school, she began singing with her mother in a mixed adult choir, the St. Mary Magdalene Glee Club in Buffalo. After her marriage to Elmer and move to Ohio, she was an active member of several music organizations including the Cameo Chorale, and Catholic church choirs at St. Albert the Great, St. Henry, Holy Angels, Immaculate Conception, and Corpus Christi, over the years. She was a founding member of St. Henry Catholic Church. A private viewing for the immediate family was held on April 1, 2020, at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429, followed by the Catholic Rite of Committal at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled in late summer 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6696 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of St. Francis, Office of Advancement, 4421 Lower River Rd., Stella Niagara, NY 14144-1001, or contact advancement@stellaosf.org. Condolences can be given to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com .


  • Memorial Mass to be scheduled later this summer at St. Henry Catholic Church


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David Snyder

April 1, 2020

I'll always remember Aunt Peggy for her youthful high spirits and easy laugh. My siblings and I always looked forward to the almost yearly visits of her, my Uncle Elmer, and cousin Dan, when we were kids and they would come to Buffalo New York, her home town, to see her mother. She had many talents. Along with being wife and mother, she was a beautician and singer, who joined a number of different choirs during her long life. She retained her pure and pitch perfect singing voice into her 80s. She lived a long life, and her passing severs one more link to my childhood and to her mother, who was a grandmother that I loved and idolized. I'm sure wherever she is now, she's having and providing a good time to everyone around her.

Patrick Wheeler

March 30, 2020

The Schweikart's have been like a second family to me since 1980. I always enjoyed the time I spent with Peggy during the holidays, after golf when Dan, Elmer & I (and later Paul) would stop by the house for lemonade, and during other visits. Peggy always made me feel at home. There were special occasions when Peggy and my mother would have an opportunity to visit. Those too were very special times.

Mom & I send our sincere sympathy for your loss, but recognize Peggy lived a long and fulfilled life. She will be sadly missed.

Pat Wheeler & Jean Roski