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Robert L. Swift

February 8, 1936 - December 16, 2017

Robert L. Swift, (Bob), age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born in Crisfield, MD on February 8, 1936, he was a son of the late Clarence D. and Charlotte (Lawson) Swift.  Bob proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marines, aboard the USS Forrestal as an original Plank Owner.

Bob was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering for both the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.  In his younger years, he liked to fish, hunt, and play baseball.  Most of all, Bob was a loving and devoted family man who loved spending time with his family and was always there to watch his grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, William W. Swift; and sisters, Doris Riggin and Ella Seidel.  He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Hazel (Savage) Swift; sons, David L. Swift (Mary Jane), Clarence D. Swift (Phyllis), and Robert W. Swift (Christine); sisters, Betty Boyd and Faye Bell; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am on Wednesday morning, December 27, 2017 at the Spicer-Mulliken Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. where a memorial service will be held at 10:00 am.  Interment with military honors will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

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14 Condolences for Robert L. Swift

  • A great family man who is dearly missed.

  • A good Husband… A good Dad..A good Man.. Good memories.. Thx uncle Bob

  • We will all miss you Bob and know that we will all take care of Hazel along with your sons and daughter in laws and family.

  • Our hearts are broken. He was a wonderful man and brother in law. So many great memories. Will miss him terribly.

  • I have many fond memories of Mr. Swift and our visits. He certainly enjoyed talking about country music and more importantly about his family. Rest in peace.

  • Rest in Peace Bob Swift. You taught me how to work hard at Hearn’s and from watching you how to live my life. You saved my bacon when “Slightly inebriated” I ran into the street in Clarence’s pajamas.. You were probably the main reason that I enlisted and served in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi Brother ! I wish you “Fair Winds and Following Seas”.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Lifting your family in prayer.

  • Semper Fi. Bob Swift I know you are now guarding the streets in heaven.

  • Rest in Peace Uncle Bob. Your smile and laughter were intoxicating. You are so missed. We love you.

  • Praying the Lord will comfort and bring peace to your broken hearts. Uncle Bob was loved by all and will be missed. We have so many wonderful memories of family times together – one my my earliest was Uncle Bob getting a mud facial from his sister Betty. The flood lights from the camera baked him . He sure enjoyed the family feasts with everyone..God bless all who grieve. Love hugs and prayers. Lynn & Ed

  • I remember him. So sorry

  • Bob I love the way you smiled every time I told you I was still dancing. I love you so much… One day we will meet again…Love Sister Betty

  • Bob you were truly a great man. We will really miss you. Rest in peace. Love Robbie and Teresa

  • Sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed by all who loved him. My prayers to you and your family.