Robert (Bob) Harrison Swan, age 62 of Aldan, PA, passed away surrounded by family on July 14, 2022, at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Bob was born May 11, 1960, to Elizabeth and Ralph Swan.
Bob was raised in Springfield, graduated from Springfield High School in 1978, and received his associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from Delaware County Community College. Bob met his sweetheart and soulmate Marie (Tina) as camp counselors at the YMCA in 1978. Bob and Tina were married in 1982 and would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in September. Together they had two children, Lauren and Katherine Swan.
Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing in OBX, crabbing on the Elk River, and taking his ‘68 Cougar to classic car shows. He was incredibly proud of his daughters and never missed a sporting event, dance recital, school activity, or awards ceremony. Bob loved to work with his hands, and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, including remodeling his and his daughters’ homes. Bob loved animals and never met a dog who didn’t immediately love him; Jasper, Lily, Pebbles, and Pacey will miss him very much. He had an incredible sense of humor that could always put a smile on your face. He enjoyed making funny videos and taking selfies with his family.
Bob recently retired from Boeing after 40 years of service. He specialized in autoclave operations as a fabricator for some 30-plus years. He was highly respected by senior management and his union brothers. He also served as a shop steward for composite union employees. Management and engineering often called on him to solve complex composite problems.
Bob was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He is predeceased by his father, Ralph H. Swan. In addition to his wife and children, Bob is survived by his mother Elizabeth J. Swan, brother Ralph E. Swan (Karen), and sister Susan E. Hearn (Dave). He was also a loving uncle to Steven (Karen), James, Nicole (Andy), Christopher, and David. Anyone who knew him loved him, and as a result Bob also had a large extended family. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday, July 20th from 6-8 pm. Services will begin at 11:00 am on Thursday, with a visitation hour beginning at 10:00 am. The service and visitations will be held at Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice in his name. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanallenfuneralhome.com
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Paul Hylenski saysJuly 17, 2022 at 6:03 pm
Bob was a co-worker and friend and I am saddened by his passing
Jade saysJuly 17, 2022 at 7:55 pm
Mr. Swan was the best best-friend’s dad ever. Our whole family will miss him very much.
Betsy Techman - TVSD saysJuly 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm
Our hearts are with you Lauren and family…..thinking of you and wishing you peace and many happy memories that linger forever of your dear Dad.
John DeFrancisco saysJuly 18, 2022 at 11:20 pm
My condolences to the entire Swan family on their loss. Bob and I worked together at Boeing as well as serving as Union Reps for our Local at the plant. His always calm demeanor was sought out by coworkers on various issues arising at the plant. Rest In Peace my old Union friend and know that you will be greatly missed!
Den & Sue Parmer saysJuly 19, 2022 at 3:22 pm
My condolences to the entire family I won’t forget Bob coming up at night to watch us play washerboard at the beach we. always had a good time God Bless
Ralph swan. saysJuly 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
John, how are you, well I hope. Thanks for the kind words.
John DeFrancisco saysAugust 1, 2022 at 2:15 pm
Ralph, hope you and all of the family are doing ok. So sorry for the loss of Bob, he truly was one of the best! His humor,love of his job and co-workers was contagious to all that worked with him. I was very fortunate to have served as a union rep with him and he always gave it his all. I was away on vacation at the time of his service but know that lots of prayers were said for Bob and the entire family! Take care of yourself Ralph and may the big guy Rest In Peace. John DeFrancisco
Scott Leister saysJuly 19, 2022 at 8:31 am
I was fortunate to meet Swany many years ago at Buttonwood and our friend Jon will be glad to see him again. I used to see Bob and Mr. Gordon many of morning loading up to go out crabbing something he cherished. Also I watched his girls grow up into young ladies something else he also cherished his family. Hopefully you can find peace in all of those wonderful memories..Tina I hope to still see you walking the dogs up the path…God Bless!
Paul Schultz saysJuly 19, 2022 at 5:01 pm
I worked with Bob for many years he was a good man, a great work partner, adored his family and you could see that glow in his eye every time he talked about his girl’s playing sports and that his wife was a better fisherman then he was. When he talked to me it was always short jokes and I loved every minute of it. Tina, Lauren and Katherine I know he will be looking down from heaven a keeping a protective eye on you guys and someday the Lord will unite us all together again. God bless and watch over you guys. Miss you Big Guy!!!
Joe McCann saysJuly 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I made a donation in memory of Bob to the American Heart Association.
Mark Robertson saysJuly 20, 2022 at 6:42 pm
To the Swan family. I worked with Bob for many years as his manager. He was the kind of employee that we all appreciated and a big help in the time of need. He was a subject matter expert in the autoclave area and I could always count on him. He was a kind hearted man and a gentle giant. Our lost is heavens gain. Rest in peace.
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