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Laura Elaine Pinkerton

February 4, 1941 — August 21, 2023

Laura Elaine Pinkerton, age 82, of Towanda, PA, passed away on early Monday morning, August 21, 2023, at the Guthrie Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, PA.

Laura was born on February 4, 1941, in Waynesboro, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Staley Baranowske Swisher.

Laura attended the West Chester High School. She worked for Pepperidge Farms in Downingtown, PA, where she met her husband John Pinkerton.  They have celebrated 53 years together. They later moved to Florida, where she worked for Merita Bakery in Orlando, FL, from which she retired. They retired and made their home in Towanda, PA, in 2005.

Laura was a social member of the Towanda American Legion Post #42. She enjoyed gambling and playing lottery and pull tab tickets. She also enjoyed watching the birds outside her home. However her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 



John E. Pinkerton                                              at home


Nathan (Kerry Churchman) Stewart                 Wysox, PA


Judy (Randy Cagle) Meeks                               Winter Garden, FL


Donald E. Baranowske                                      Harrisburg, PA

Raymond Swisher                                              Christmas, FL

Frank Swisher                                                     Downingtown, PA

Victor Swisher                                                    Gap, PA

Warren Spengler                                       Trenton, NJ

She is also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters: Rhoda Mae Craig of Towanda, PA, Rose Marie Marsh, of Las Vegas, NV, Betty Smith of Harrisburg, PA, and Faye Chalfant of Malvern, PA. She was also predeceased by brothers: Nelson Swisher of Honey Brook, PA, and Eddie Baranowske of West Chester, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 with Austen A. McGee, officiating. Interment will follow in the Colley Cemetery, Dushore, PA.

A viewing will be held on Saturday morning, August 26, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until the start of the service at 11:00 A.M. in the Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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