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Jarl Raymond Swanson III

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Jarl Raymond Swanson III

Passed away on June 25, 2011, age 62. He will be immensely missed by his family and friends.

The son of Jarl Raymond Swanson Jr. and Priscilla Swanson, Jarl was born on February 21, 1949 in Cleveland, OH. His parents moved to Wilmington, DE in 1951. He attended Brandywine High School where he enjoyed playing on the varsity basketball team. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware in 1972. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

He worked for the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE and for Sheeran Direct Marketing as an Account Executive. Later in his career, he owned an employment consulting business. Jarl had a passion for reading, writing, philosophy, golf, skiing, tennis, hiking, and family life. His happiest moments were sharing these activities with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Jarl Raymond Swanson Jr., who passed away less than a month earlier on May 27, 2011. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Jennifer Keating Swanson; Jennifer's mother, Joan Swanson; his mother, Priscilla Keating Swanson; and his siblings, Leslie Keating Swanson and Scott Merrill Swanson; and Scott's wife, Mary Ellen Swanson. Jarl will remain forever in our hearts and will be remembered with great love and affection.

Burial will be private. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL, 33136-1494.

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Published in The News Journal from July 6 to July 7, 2011
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