ROBERT SWARTZ Robert G. Swartz, 84, of Towamencin Twp., formerly of Berwyn, died Friday December 16, 2011 at Abington Health, Lansdale Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Maryanne Klauder Swartz. Robert served as a Democratic Committeeman in Towamencin Twp. and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 434 of Mt. Vernon, NY. He graduated from Yale, received an MBA from Syracuse, and a Master's Degree from Villanova University. He was the owner of Cardamation Co. Inc. in Phoenixville. Robert was active with The Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal), the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and the Valley Forge Deanery Council. He is survived by his children, Lynn Dodd (Ted), Jean Alexander, and Kenneth Swartz (Tamahine), all of California, Anne Swartz Lose (Jay) of New Jersey, the Reverend Clifford Swartz (Katherine) of England, and Annette Swartz-Towey (Steven) of Upper Moreland. Also surviving are two step children, Kenneth Klauder of Montgomery Twp., and Karin Klauder of Pennsburg; plus 11 grandchildren and five step grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Louis and Elsie (Gilleran) Swartz, Robert was preceded in death by his two siblings: Louis Swartz, Jr., and Dorothy Kramer. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7PM Monday, Dec. 19, at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, with a prayer service at 7PM. A memorial service will be held at a later date at The Church of the Holy Spirit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to The Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal), PO Box 575, Harleysville, PA 19438. Arrangements by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
Published by The Reporter from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2011.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Condolences to the Swartz family. I have been trying unsuccessfully to contact Bob to let him (& Bill Nagle) know about the passing of old friend & colleague Larry MacNaughton. Larry missed Bob. Now I'm sure Larry & Bob are together discussing old card readers & needed ways to fix them. Still cannot find Bill.
from J. MacNaughton (wife of Larry)
April 26, 2012
One of the good (and always interesting) guys. Having a "micrographics business" in the "Philly area" in the 60's thru 90's I met Bob frequently at business and trade show events. I always enjoyed his company and the lively discussions he provided. May he rest in peace.
Ed Mackin New Hope, PA
January 29, 2012
Bob will be missed. He served our industry well. We were customer's of Bob's for over twenty years and loved his dedication to his business and his family. Our prayers are with the family. Thank you for sharing him with the microfilm and imaging industry for so many years.
I always remember Bob explaining "punched cards" in the Florida election scandal on national television. It's was priceless!
We will miss you Bob.
Bob Zagami, DataBank (Boston) Former Chairman of the AIIM International Board of Directors
January 28, 2012
My condolences to the entire Swartz family. We have two of his Cardimation units, I never met Bob but spoke with him many times on the phone. Peter Wessel Service Manager DataBank IMX.
January 28, 2012
He was a great cousin. Will always remember him with much love. Melvin M. Shaw