The Passing of Brother Erwin Schweigardt


It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of adviser and friend, Rev. Erwin H. Schweigardt, PhD (RPI, '84). Father Schweigardt has been been fighting gallbladder cancer for several months. Complications developed this week, and yesterday he suffered a stroke, which took his life. Affectionately known as "Pops," Erwin served as a guiding force for the brotherhood as a whole and touched the lives of many individuals, both inside and outside of Phi Kappa Theta. He lived his life to serve God and to help others, and he will be missed greatly. Please keep him in your thoughts. For those who wish to attend services, the information is below.

Wake: Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady, NY 4-7pm, (Mass at 7)

Funeral: Friday at St. John’s at 11am. Luncheon after funeral and burial at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY.

For his birthday this year, Pops asked for donations be made to Safe Inc. of Schenectady, an organization with the goal of ending youth homelessness, or a non-profit cancer organization.

Please consider celebrating his life by making a donation in his name to one of these charities whose mission meant a lot to him.