NEW BAVARIA — Keith Swary age 51, of New Bavaria died Monday night, July 21, 2014 at Vancrest of Holgate.
His Legacy… Keith was born October 28, 1962 to Robert and Dorothy Swary in Napoleon. He graduated from HOPE School in 1985. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria and worked for Pizza Hut and HOPE School as a janitor. Keith was in Special Olympics for 20 years participating in bowling, swimming, basketball, biking and track. He was on a Hope School state champion basketball team. He carried the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic torch in Toledo.
His Family… He is survived by siblings: Barbara (Gary) Rettig, Maumee, Rose Anne (Larry) Barth, Defiance, Christine (Don) Mershman, Topeka, IN, Denise Swary, New Bavaria, Amy (Joe) Thome, Payne, Mark (Connie) Swary, Cleveland, Gregory (Kathi) Swary, Columbus, Steven (Diane) Swary, Pickerington, Anthony (Julia) Swary, Cincinnati, Dennis (Diane) Swary, Toledo, and twin brother Kevin (Wendie) Swary, Pandora; 13 nieces, 11 nephews, 17 great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Caroline Thome.
His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate on Thursday from 2-8 pm. The Rosary will be recited that evening at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 25, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria at 10:30 am with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions made in Keith's memory can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or HOPE Services.