Alan D. Swain IV

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Swain IV, Alan D.

December 16, 1957 -

July 4, 2017



Alan D. Swain IV, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend, age 59, died at home in Albuquerque, NM, on July 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on December 16, 1957, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Dr. Alan D. Swain III and Jeanne M. Swain. In 1960, the family moved to Albuquerque. He graduated from Highland High School in 1975 and University of New Mexico in 1982. He was introduced by his mother to theater and the film industry at a young age. He worked in both the theater and film, working his way up to Location Manager and Scout for many motion pictures and commercials filmed in New Mexico. He was very knowledgeable about New Mexico and Native American culture. His compassion for fellow crew members and love of the arts were an inspiration to many. He belonged to several unions, including IATSE Local 480 (founding member). He was an excellent photographer and cameraman and loved to fish.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lillian M. Swain, and Howard and Grace Rathburn, and his mother, Jeanne M. Swain.

He is survived by his father, Dr. Alan D. Swain III and wife Allana Swain, Green Valley, AZ; sister Sandra J. Swain Rodriguez and brother-in-law Dr. Michael Rodriguez; niece Eva L. Rodriguez; and nephew Anthony M. Rodriguez, of Longmont, CO. Cremation entrusted to Strong-Thorne Funeral Home. Memorial Service is at 6 p.m., Friday, August, 11, 2017, at Strong-Thorne Funeral Home, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park.

He was loved by family and friends and will be missed by many. Until we meet again . . . . always in our hearts.

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Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave Se
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 842-8800
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Published in Albuquerque Journal from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2017
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