Steven Dennis Swift|
Age 61, died from lymphoma on March 6, 2014 with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born on November 3, 1952 in Olympia, WA, to a large Irish Catholic family. He was the fourth of 15 children. He earned his bachelor's and master's in electrical engineering at UW, and met his wife, Liz, in chemistry class there. He spent his career as an electrical circuit design engineer, first with Fluke, then as owner and operator of Novatech Instruments. Steve had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit. He loved hiking, exploring, traveling with his family, working on old radios, reading, and cheering for the Sounders.
He is survived by Liz, his loving wife of almost 39 years; his daughter, Mary; his mother, Mary Kay Swift; and a large and loving family. He is preceded in death by his father, John David Swift, and a brother and a sister. Steve found tremendous strength in his Catholic faith. He took great pride in caring for his family. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Steve's generous, thoughtful, loving spirit will always be remembered and cherished.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 13th at 11AM at
St. Luke Catholic Church
322 N 175th St, Shoreline 98133
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 9, 2014