RIXFORD - Donald J. Swift, 75, of Rixford, passed away Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) at the Pavilion of Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a long illness.
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Born Nov. 5, 1935, in Rixford, he was a son of James and Marie Kellogg Swift.
Mr. Swift attended school in Rixford and Farmers Valley. He was the owner and operator of Donald Swift Trucking.
A lifelong area resident, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest love was his grandchildren.
Surviving are his longtime companion, Marilyn R. Skillman of Rixford; several children; a brother, James Swift of Bradford; and a sister, Mildred Hurd of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Swift was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Soules.
At Mr. Swift's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Nurses' Hospice, Bradford; or to the McKean County SPCA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
A fond memory of Donald may be made at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5, 2012