Neil Edward Swan, 81, of Kent, Ohio, passed away peacefully into eternal life on December 7, 2018, after being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in early October.
Born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1937 to parents Kenneth and Ronalda Swan, Neil was the oldest of three sons. Neil graduated from Spangler High School, enlisted in the Army, and moved to Kent, Ohio where he attended Kent State University before a long career with General Tire. He worked many years part-time at Eagle Elastomer with his long-time friends from General Tire and retired from Parking Services at Kent State University in 2002.
Preceded in death by his parents and brothers Clifford (Marie) and Delmont (Linda), Neil is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy Swan of Kent; three sons, Scott (Janice) of Kent, Todd (Lynda) of Kent, Aaron (Michelle Lee) of Hartville; grandchildren, Nathanael, Drake, Anna, Haydn, Shane, Sarah, Allanah, Allyssa, Cory, Scott, & Elijah; great grandchildren, Paxton & Owen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Kent at 11am on Saturday, December 22, 2018, with a meal to follow. Visitation with friends and family will be from 9-11am at the church (5915 Rhodes Rd, Kent, OH 44240). Internment and full military memorial service will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Freedom House in Kent, or Grace Baptist Church where Neil was a charter member. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com. The family wishes to thank University Hospitals, Altercare, and Hospice of the Western Reserve for their excellent care.
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