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Robert E. "Bob" Swart

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Robert E. "Bob" Swart Obituary
Robert "Bob" E. Swart
November 10, 1921 - August 16, 2013
Resident of San Leandro
Robert Emmet Swart. Resident of San Leandro Robert Emmet Swart died peacefully on 16 August 2013 after a short illness. He was born on 10 November 1921 in Kahlotus, Washington, the last of ten children of John and Catherine Swart. He was the final survivor of the ten children. He went to the university in Seattle, WA, and medical school at Marquette in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was also in the Naval Reserve. While stationed in Bremerton, WA. he met his wife Margaret Jean Swart. They were married in January 1949, and were together for over sixty-three years. After several years in Milwaukee, they moved to the Bay Area in 1955, and lived in San Leandro for over 50 years. Dr. Swart had medical offices in both Hayward and San Leandro, where he practiced general surgery for over 40 years. The Swarts had seven children: Kathleen Boucher, Patricia, David, Brian, Margaret Colleen, Catherine Carol (husband Kenneth) Hess, and Gary. He also had five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a member of Sequoyah Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf, cards, especially gin rummy. He was a season ticket holder for many years to the Oakland Raiders. He also enjoyed hunting, mainly ducks and geese. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital or St. Jude's Hospital. The Funeral Service celebrating his life will be on Saturday 08/24/2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. Interment will be private.

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Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 21, 2013
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