Gary L Swan (1949 - 2011)


Gary L. Swan of Juneau died May 28, 2011 in Rumford, Maine.
He was born in Rumford on Nov. 2, 1949 to Henry E. and Joyce H. (Spencer) Swan.
Gary graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel in 1968 and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1972. He served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard retiring as a lieutenant commander in 1992.
After retiring from the Coast Guard, he was employed with the state of Alaska's Department of Transportation & Public Facilities for 10 years. He was also a partner for 18 years with his brother Tim at Au Jewelers in Rumford.
Swan is survived by four brothers: Terry (Sandra) Swan of Exeter, N.H., Jody Swan of Lacey, Wash., Timothy (Evelyn) Swan of Rumford and Robert (Barbara) of Palmer; and many other family members.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Allen and Ralph Swan.
Services were held June 1 at the Mexico (Maine) Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gary's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, Augusta, ME 04330.
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Published in The Juneau Empire from June 9 to June 16, 2011