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Frederick Swanson Jr.


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Frederick Swanson Jr. Obituary
Swanson, Jr., Frederick
1954 - 2017
Frederick Eugene Swanson, Jr., age 63, of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Fred was born in Hampton, Virginia to Frederick Sr. and Esther (Hopson) Swanson and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He was a 1972 graduate of Eastmoor Senior High School. He attended Kent State University (OH) and Northeastern University (MA). Fred owned and operated Swanson Auto Services, Inc. in the Boston area for approximately 40 years. Fred is survived by his parents, Frederick and Esther Swanson of Columbus; his sisters, Lisa Reaves and Tracy Swanson (John Jennings) of Columbus OH, Alethia (Russell) Garrett of Stafford VA, and Gloria (Roderick) Frazier of Carlisle PA; his nieces, Erica Reaves of Jamaica Plain, MA and Leah Jennings of Columbus, OH; special friend/adopted brother, James (Dawn) Morton of Boston, MA; uncle, Carroll Swanson of Washington, DC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and his treasured circle of friends, his Boston family. Fred was dearly loved by many. A memorial service to honor Fred will be held February 10, 2018 at United Faith International Baptist Church, 2235 Stelzer Rd., Columbus, OH 43219. Visitation will be from 10-11 am followed by service at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 4019 East Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43227. 614-444-1463. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Fred's favorite charities: YMCA of Greater Boston, 316 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, United Negro College Fund, 1805 7th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001, High Street Baptist Church, 630 High St., Danville, VA 24541.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2018
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