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Robert Charles “Bob” Swales, Jr.

August 31, 1957 - December 14, 2023

Robert Charles “Bob” Swales, Jr., age 66, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 31, 1957, he was the son of the late Robert Charles, Sr. and Ann (Williams) Swales. Bob enjoyed regularly attending services at Newark Wesleyan Church. He often could be found doing projects around the house and he had a passion for working on cars. Above all else, he was a family man and treasured the time spent making memories with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Crystal A. (Reisinger) Swales; daughters, Nichole Swales, Katie Posada and Stacy Ostroff (Josh); grandchildren, Kayla, Emily, Liliana, Madison, Jeremy, Charlotte, Colton, Adalyn and Aubree; sisters, Jan Yoder (James) and Carol Phipps (Joseph); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 until 8 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Newark Wesleyan Church, 708 West Church Road, Newark, DE. A funeral service will begin at 10 am on Friday, December 22, 2023, also at Newark Wesleyan Church, where you are invited to join for a reception immediately after the service at the church. Following the reception, a graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Newark Wesleyan Church, 708 West Church Road, Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here.


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18 Condolences for Robert Charles “Bob” Swales, Jr.

  • My prayers, peace and Love go out to all of his family, Bob was a special man, im very grateful to him for being there fir me after hurricane devastated our home! i knew Bob 5t grade at crntral midde school, and grateful i hadthe chance to talk with him the last year of his life.
    I will miss you buddy.
    With Love and prayers
    Harold, Linda and Timy Crouse

  • Crystal and family I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️🙏🏻

  • Crystal and family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Bob was a great guy and will surely be missed.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Crystal sending prayers too you and your family

  • so sorry for your loss spoke to Bob many times on Facebook. He was a dear friend, may God give you comfort in this time of grief, for I know in my heart, he’s with our Lord in heaven, may God bless him and keep him, and I will cherish the memories I had with him, God rest his soul

  • We were always talking when I was at Newark Wesleyan. I appreciated his friendship and adored his interaction with his family. He will be sadly missed.

  • Katie & Family so sorry for your loss, prayers sent your way.

  • My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies be with you during this time. Bob always had a kind word to say to me in church. He was an encouraging man of Godly wisdom. I will sincerely miss him. Praying for your entire family for strength.

  • Our condolences to the Swales family. Bob was always a true gentleman in everything he did.
    Richard and Suzanne

  • Our deepest condolences. So sad to hear of your loss.

  • We were so sorry to hear of your loss Crystal. Let me know if there is anything we can do.
    The Chisariks

  • Dear Crystal……you have my deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and your family and remembering all the special times with Bob when you came to SC. You are in my prayers and I wish you all comfort, peace and healing.

  • Crystal ~ I am so very sorry that we lost him so soon. I cannot imagine your sorrow and stress. I am very close to you if you need anything I can help with. I worry about Nikki – she must be so confused.

    Robert was such a good man and a good Christian. The world has lost a truly kind and selfless person. He was always helping everyone and could not sit still.

    He was like a Son to my Dad – now they are together in Heaven.

    Love and prayers to you and the family.


  • Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.May God’s comfort and peace be with you. Love you!

  • Bob was a great neighbor. He will be missed. May all your memories help at this time. May he rest in peace.

  • Our most sincere condolences, may He rest in Peace. God has Him in his Holy Glory. We send our Prayers to the entire Family.

  • My most sincere condolences to Crystal and your family; Jan and Carol. I’ve known Bob since the 1960’s when his family started attending the Wesleyan Church. He was always a good friend and was always anxious to help anyone in need. I’ve always had great admiration for the love and dedication Bob had for his family. He will certainly be missed.

  • so sorry I can’t attend. I’m away right now, but my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. May God rest his soul and keep him he will surely be missed.