John Edward Swencki

Swencki, John Edward
Aug. 20, 1941 - Mar. 25, 2013
John Edward Swencki of Osprey, Florida passed quietly on March 25th, 2013. He was predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth and is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara, daughter Melisa, son John and five grandchildren; Jayden, Blake, Camille, Carmella and Gus. Born in Racine, Wisconsin on August 20th, 1941, he served proudly in the United States Navy, and attended The Eastern Kentucky University earning a Master's degree in Criminology. He enjoyed a long career as a homicide detective and eventually retired as assistant Chief with the City of Louisville (Kentucky) Police Department. He enjoyed hunting, boating and motorcycles, but had a passion for fishing like few other men.
Services will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to the All Faiths Food Bank, 8171 Blaikie Ct Sarasota, FL 34240. Arrangements are entrusted to Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Venice. Please visit

Published in Herald Tribune from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2013