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Barry R. Swift

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Barry R. Swift, age 42, resident of 26484 Sherwood Drive, Mitchell Lake, Cambridge Springs, Pa., died Sunday, March 2, 2014, following a brief illness, at Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa. Born on August 27, 1971, in Meadville, Pa., Barry was a son of Linda Thompson Newell and Donald L. Swift.

Barry began working part time, while still in high school, for A A Robbins in Cambridge Springs. After graduating from Crawford County Vo-Tech and Cambridge Springs High School with the Class of 1989, he began a 22 year career with A A Robbins as yard manager. Barry enjoyed NASCAR, dirt track racing, the Buffalo Bills, riding his 4-wheeler, and camping.

Surviving Barry, in addition to his parents - Linda and her husband Stephen Newell of Meadville and Donald Swift of Cambridge Springs, is his wife - Denise D. Sherwood Swift, whom he married on September 14, 1996, of Cambridge Springs; a daughter - Luceil Arlene Sherwood Swift of Cambridge Springs; three brothers - Mark Swift and his wife, Melissa of Cambridge Springs, Jeff Newell of Meadville, and Brian Newell and his wife, Selina of Tracy, Calif.; his paternal grandmother - Esther Swift of Edinboro; an uncle - Robert Thompson and his wife, Phyllis of Erie and an aunt - Christine Green and her husband, Samuel of Venango; his aunt - Beth Singleton and her husband, Mark of Edinboro. Also many cousins, nieces, and nephews survive.

Preceding Barry in death were his maternal grandparents - Robert and Arlene Thompson; his paternal grandfather - Harold Swift; and a special uncle and aunt - Dick and Donna Hadburg.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs, on Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held there on Saturday at 3:00 ,with Reverend Rob Willett, pastor of Union City Presbyterian Church, officiating. Memorial gifts may be given to a trust established for his daughter - Lucy Swift, in care of Steve and Linda Newell. To send condolences, please visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 13, 2014
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