James E. Swett, Jr.
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August 31, 1946 - February 2, 2013
Passed away Feb. 2, 2013 while on business in China. Jim, a native of northern CA, was born Aug 31, 1946 to the late Col. James E. Swett Sr. and Lois Swett.
Jim grew up in Los Altos, a graduate of Awalt High School 1964, enlisted in the U.S. Marines 1965 - 1971 for two tours of duty with 105 missions as a helicopter machine gunner. He was one of the first 100 employees of HP and went on to hone his skills at Perclose and Abbott Labs.
Jim was a great inventor with several patents for his medical devices. His passion for his work as a Sr. Injection Molding Engineer spans decades. Jim was currently working with Asante Solutions.
Jim resided in Brentwood, survived by his loving wife Terry; daughter Gretchen Belleci and husband Matt; grandsons Jack and Dominick Belleci; brother John Swett and wife Pam; nephews Jonathan and Brian Swett and nieces Nancy Rudolph and Natalie Azura.
A Memorial Service will be held Sat., March 2, 2013, 1 pm., Tiffany Chapel, Cypress Lawn, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 24, 2013