ROBERT J. SWAN
Robert J. Swan, age 83, died Friday, April 30, 2010 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta Campus, following a brief illness. He was born in Bethel, Maine on Oct. 4, 1926 a son of the late Albert L. and Ora E. (Field) Swan.
Mr. Swan attended Gould Academy and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving four years during World War II as a Seaman First Class on the aircraft carriers Jeremiah O’Brien and Ranger.
He had been employed by the Veterans Administration in Perry Point, Md., Brockton, Mass., and Togus, Maine for over 20 years. He had also worked for a time at Ganniston Builders as a superintendent.
Mr. Swan was a life member of the North American Fisherman’s Club. He built many homes, including three in which he and his wife resided. He built a brick fireplace at camp in Locke Mills, fulfilling one of his goals. He cut his own firewood until very recently and enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, brook trout fishing and camping.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, whom he was dedicated and devoted to for 48 years, Elizabeth J. (Marshall) Swan and a brother, Ernest A. Swan.
Mr. Swan is survived by two sons: Andrew D. Swan and his fiancée April of Chelsea and Marshall L. Swan and his wife Carole of Chelsea; two daughters: Jeanie Beaulieu and her fiancée Gary A. Rood of Kissimmee, Fla., and Nancy A. Bergfield and her husband Gary of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, A. Lee Swan of South Paris; eight grandchildren: Eric Swan, Terri Mouce, Scott Swan, Jason Nicholas, Jake Swan, Johnny Swan, Tiffany Howell and Joey Saldivar; eight great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 8t at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in East Bethel Cemetery, East Bethel, Maine at 2 p.m.
Those who desire may make donations in Bob’s memory to: American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME, 04086.
Condolences to the family may be made through the funeral home website at: www.plummerfh.com.