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Ward Calvin Swift

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BLAIRSTOWN - Ward Calvin Swift, 92, of Blairstown, passed away in Newton Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Ward was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Titusville to the late Howard Benjamin and Catherine Viola Swift. He had been retired as the resident manager and co-director of YMCA Camp Ralph Mason in Hardwick. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Sea Bees in 1946.

Ward is survived by his wife, Janet "Jan" Swift, of Blairstown; two sons, Douglas H. Swift, of San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth Swift Gioffre, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; a daughter, Michelle Hill, of Pueblo, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown, 1 Main St., Blairstown. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown. Interment will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Indiantown Gap Cemetery, Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ward's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown, P.O. Box 385, Blairstown, NJ 07825; or YMCA Camp Ralph Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on June 25, 2014
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