Monday, May 24, 2010

Gerald R. Swift

Richburg, NY - Gerald R. Swift, 65, of 6778 Inavale Road died at home on Sunday, May 23, 2010 following a long illness. He was born on March 22, 1945 in Alexandria, Louisiana the son of Reed and Ruth (Howison) Swift. On June 12, 1998 in Richburg he married Connie Shutt who survives.

He formerly resided in Portland, OR, Colorado Springs, CO and Pamona, CA before moving to the Richburg area in 1996. He was employed as a high-rise construction worker and later was a self employed contractor. While out west; he enjoyed his membership in a barber Shop quartet and was a member of the "World's Largest Marching Band".

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Reed (Maggie) Swift of Richburg, Eli (Lynette) Swift of Bolivar and Burton (Samantha) Densmore of Wellsville, 2 daughters, Francine Swift, of Ontario, CA and Kathy (Joe) Pineda of Chino, CA, 14 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two brothers, George (Anita) Swift and David (Dorothy) Swift and one sister, Beverly (Wayne) Stencer as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Donald Swift.

A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations are suggested to the VNA of Western New York, 2100 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville.

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