Richard W. Swift
July 9, 1937 - January 29, 2022
Richard W. Swift, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE on July 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Daniel Swift and Alice (Francks) Burgos. Richard worked in construction for Petrillo Brothers for many years before working as a ground’s keeper at George T. Weymouth and Katherine DuPont Estates.
Richard cherished time spent with his family and loved to barbeque for them. He was a devoted member of the Police & Fire Rod & Gun Club in New Castle. Occasionally, Richard liked trying his luck at Delaware Park. He could often be found spending time with his faithful canine, Lil Harper. Richard will be remembered as a loving husband of 50 years and devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne (Schunk) Swift; and siblings, Alice Swift, Daniel Swift and Lawrence E. Swift. He is survived by his children, Ernest Paul Swift (Marie) and Patricia J. Stanley; brother, Gilbert Watts; grandchildren, Pam Zapp (Stevie), Kristen Martinez, Jordan Swift, Laura Stanley (Kyle), Sarah Stanley (James), Melissa Stanley, Michael Stanley, and Jessica Stanley; and great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Logan, Anthony, Junior, Xena, Stevie II, Cassidy, Beau, Liam, Jaxson, and Amelia.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.