WEST CHESTER — Eugene N. Swanson, 78, of West Chester, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at his home.
He was the husband of Constance M. Swanson (Walski).
Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Swanson. A veteran of the United States Army, Gene's interests included golf, bowling, the stock market, the study of science, and politics. However, the true love of his life was his wife Connie, and the 55 years of marriage they enjoyed together.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons James Swanson and his wife, Ann, of Brandon, Fla., Thomas Swanson of West Chester, Chris Swanson and his wife, Peg, of Exton, Paul Swanson and his wife, Sarah Boe, of West Chester, and Carl Swanson and his partner, Thomas Korakis, of New York. Gene is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a brother, Raymond Swanson and his wife, Jan.
He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.
Services and interment will be private at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc., 410 N. Church St., West Chester, PA 19380 610-696-1181. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Safe Harbor of Chester County, 20 N. Matlack St., West Chester, PA 19380, and/or the
, 1626 Locust St., Attention: Memorials Philadelphia, PA 19103.