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Elwin O. Swicker

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Elwin O. Swicker
of Townsend, MA; 89

TOWNSEND -- Elwin O. Swicker, 89, of Townsend, MA; Punta Gorda, FL; and Acton, ME, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Eddy Village Green, Slingerlands, surrounded by his family after a long illness.

Born in Townsend, Massachusetts, on February 15, 1925, he was the son of the late Elwin O. Swicker, and Vera Davis Swicker.

"Swick" graduated from Townsend High School in 1943. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-24 bombardier, he attended and graduated from Tufts University in 1950 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. He later attended Fitchburg State College and received a Masters degree in Education.

Swick started working at a very young age during the depression, doing yard work for the Fessenden family, of Townsend. Swick and his wife, Ann, were teachers at Spaulding Memorial School, and later North Middlesex Regional High School for more than 30 years. He taught mathematics, and history, and later became a guidance counselor. He sold real estate during the summers to put his children through college.

Swick was known for being very gregarious and an active member of the community. He belonged to the Masons, Couples Club, Elks Club, and the American Legion. He served on the Board of Assessors in Townsend for 30 years. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a life member of Hampshire Hills Racquet Club. He spent his summers, fishing, boating, and swimming in Maine. Swick loved traveling the United States with his family, and was proud to have visited many National Parks and all 50 states. He will be dearly missed by his family and many close friends. Swick and Ann spent many happy years in Townsend, and spent summers at Great East Lake in Acton, ME, and winters in Punta Gorda, FL after retirement.

Swick is survived by his loving wife of 63 yrs, Ann Jandron Swicker, his sister, Jill Swicker Crocker, his son Scott Swicker, and wife Kelly of Gloucester, MA, his son Dr. Stefan Swicker, and husband Dr. Duncan Savage of Delmar, NY, and his daughter Stefanie Swicker Dutton, and husband Natt Dutton of West Townsend, MA. His grandchildren, Aaron and Alexa Swicker, Anthony Burnham, Ashley Wolf, Kianna, Konnor, and Kohl Dutton, Evan and Daniel Savage, niece and nephew, Julie Hembree and Dana Hagstrom. He was predeceased by his daughter in law, Janine Swicker.

Swick's family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all his caregivers at the Eddy Village Green at Beverwyck for all the compassionate care given to Dad.

SWICKER -- A memorial service will be held 12 noon Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (RTe 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Charitable contributions may be made in his name, if desired, to The Eddy Village Green Activity Fund, 31 Beverwyck Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on May 6, 2014
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