YORK N. Jean (Roberts) Swords, 81, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:55 a.m. at Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William N. Swords. There will be no viewing. Following cremation with Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., York, burial will be at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Swords was born May 17, 1931 in York, the daughter of the late Harry and Virgie V. (Stone) Roberts. She was a homemaker, graduate of William Penn H.S. Class of '49, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the York Sail and Power Squadron. Mrs. Swords is survived by a son, Brian K. Swords of York; a sister, Doris Andrews of Dallastown; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters, May Roberts, Adelaide Pearl, Betty and Ruth Roberts, and Helen Rizzio; and seven brothers, Richard, Harry J. Jr., James, Carl, Charles, Gerald and William Roberts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Patient Help Fund, c/o York Health Foundation, 912 S, George St., York, PA 17403. www.workinger-semmel.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 12, 2013