We sorrowfully announce the departure of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Darla Jean Swiatek, 77, of Reidsville, NC, who passed away the night of April 12, 2021 at the Annie Penn Cone Health Hospital in Reidsville, NC.
Darla was born in Napoleon, OH, attended Kent State University, and spent time as a math teacher before devoting herself to her family. Darla lived in North Royalton, Ohio and Richfield Ohio, before moving to Reidsville, North Carolina. She is preceded in death by her parents, the late Richard Edwin Hockman and Berdella Fahringher Hockman.
Darla loved nature; she loved puttering in the garden; she loved reading and singing, but there was nothing she loved more than doting on her husband, three children, six grandchildren, and dog Sandy.
Darla is survived after 53 years of marriage by her husband Tom, sisters Brenda Rhodes and husband Bob, Cheryl Austermiller and husband Bob; and Judith Cordes; children Bill Swiatek and wife Lisa, Jenny L. Dunn and husband Jay, Emily L. Metallo and husband Bill; and grandchildren Isabella Metallo, Peyton and Paige Dunn; and Devin, A.J, and Morgan Swiatek.
She will be missed by all who knew her loving, kind and selfless personality and her bright eyes and sweet smile.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Darla's honor to the American Cancer Society.