Eugene L. Swensen

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YORK Eugene L. "Gene" Swensen, 84, died at York Hospital on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was the husband of Bette (Pittman) Raver Swensen, with whom he observed their 18th wedding anniversary on April 22, 2013. Born April 30, 1929, in Exira, Iowa, he was the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Degn) Swensen. Gene was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He received his MBA from Loyola University. Gene retired in 1991 as Vice President of Engineering for U.S. Gypsum. He held multiple patents in product design and manufacturing methods. Gene was a member of First Presbyterian Church of York, the Heritage Hills Tennis and Fitness Club, and the York Carvers. In addition to his wife, Gene is survived by a son, Jeffrey Swensen and his wife, Susan of Eldersburg, Md.; a stepdaughter, Beth Raub and her husband, Paul of Gettysburg; a step-son, Rick Raver and his wife, Jeni of York; five grandchildren, Dillon Swensen, Gabriela Raub, Ben Raver, Nate Raver, and Sarah Raver; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Virginia Bornholdt of Exira, Iowa, and Mary Childers of Melbourne, Fla. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Market St., York, with his pastor, the Rev. Allison J. Beaulieu, officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Gathering Place of First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Market St., York, PA 17403; or to the "Patient Representative in the Department of Emergency Medicine", c/o York Hospital, 1001 S. George St., York, PA 17405-7198. The Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St. York, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 8, 2013
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