Rock V. Schwanke, 61, of Warren, PA, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at U.P.M.C WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY.

Born on October 27, 1955 in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Max and Vera Valentine Schwanke. Rock was employed as a truck driver with Segel and Son in Warren, PA., and with Fox and Sons Excavating Co. He was a longtime member of the Kinzua Car Club and was currently restoring a 1969 Dodge Dart. He formerly attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his two children – Allura Ashley Schwanke of Warren, PA, and Paul Allen Schwanke of Pittsburgh, PA; two brothers, Daniel Schwanke of Ottawa Hills, OH, and Max Schwanke of Pittsburgh, PA; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Rock was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Porter Schwanke, whom he married on October 1, 1983, and who died on May 16, 2014, and one son, Broc Jaymes Schwanke, who died on February 26, 2017.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel with Rev. Nancy Schwanke, Chaplain of the Warren State Hospital, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Westview Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting