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.