while under hospice care.
She is survived by her sister; Marie Strunk, brothers; George and Roy Rarick.
She is also survived by her children; Bernita Swartwood of East Stroudsburg and Tilden Oney of Gouldsboro, grandchildren; Chelsea Swartwood and Dylan Eck and 4 additional grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Josephine “Josie” especially adored her great grandchild Mariangela Novello.
She was preceded in death by her mother; Joyce Rarick and father; Forest Altemose and siblings; William Baird, Kenneth Rarick, and son; Kevin Swartwood. He was also preceded in death by stepfather Frederick Rarick.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 3PM to 6PM at the Wesleyan Church, 915 North 15th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Donations may be made in “Josie’s” name to church.