George M. Swift

JOHNSTON – George M. Swift, 89, of Johnston, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

He was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Williamsfield, the son of Charles and Maude Goldie Loring Swift.

He worked on the railroad, and then at Kinsman Brass Works.

He had his own septic tank business, and finally retired from A.C. Williams in Ravenna as a molder. After retiring, he worked a short time at Kane Lumber.

George was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was part of the 4th Division. He received a Purple Heart.

He belonged to the Johnston Federated United Methodist Church, was a life member of the VFW Post 7614 in Johnston, and was a Boy Scout leader at one time.

He enjoyed bowling, fishing, being outdoors, drawing and making large cutout Christmas displays for his front yard.

He was known for his love of his St. Bernard dog and his little Pomeranian buddy, Oryon.

He married Wilma Jones on June 5, 1948. She preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 2003.

George is survived by two daughters, Karen Swift, with whom he made his home, and Sharyn (John) Olsen of Hartford; three grandchildren, Amber, Braden and Camden Olsen; a brother, William Swift of Andover; and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Franklin Swift.

Friends and relatives may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Galloway-Onstott Funeral Home, 3451 state Route 7, Hartford. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Johnston Township Cemetery.

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