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Derald Lester "Lefty" Swinfard


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Derald Lester "Lefty" Swinfard Obituary
DERALD LESTER (LEFTY) SWINFARD Age 90, passed away from natural causes on February 22, 2014 at Riverside Pacifica Senior Care. He was born on July 24, 1923 and had lived in Riverside, CA for 60 years, previously in St. Louis, MO for 30 years. He worked at Pepsi-Cola for 40 years as a Route Supervisor and Warehouse Supervisor. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years - Torpedo MATV 2nd class . He was awarded the Purple Heart, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal 6 Stars, American Defense Medal 1 Star, Philippine Liberation Medal 2 Stars, World war II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Derald was preceded in death by his son Gary Swinfard and twin brother Gerald Chester (Righty) Swinfard. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughters Donna Secrest (Rollin) and Deana Elliott (James); sons Dave Swinfard and Darren Swinfard, all of Riverside, CA; grandchildren, Gina, Derric, Jaime, and Candace; 4 great grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Daschel and Jaxen and 1 great-great grandchild due in May. Visitation: Monday, March 3, 2014, 4-8pm; Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00am, both at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, CA. Graveside service to follow Funeral at Olivewood Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary, Directors, (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com


Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2014
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