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Wednesday April 7th, 2021
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James F (Jim) Swan

James F. (Jim) Swan, 74, passed away April 3 2021.  He was born on Jan. 7, 1947 in Uniontown, PA to Robert and Jean Swan, who, along with his in-laws, Michael and Jennie Cardina, and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Swan, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elaine; son Dale (Adriann); daughter Danielle (Mike); grandchildren Laila, Mason, Lorelei, Logan, Ella, and MJ; brothers Bob (Tomoko), Ed (Linda) and Bill (Fran); and brother-in-law and sister-in law Dave and Rosemary Cardina, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many wonderful friends and neighbors. 
He was a 1964 graduate of R. B. Chamberlin High School in Twinsburg, Ohio, where he excelled in track and cross-country. He was also the drum major for the band, a position he said he held because he was the only one who could fit into the uniform!
He served his country in the Army, and was a Vietnam veteran (1966-1967).
Jim was a quiet, unassuming soul, and was the go-to guy in the neighborhood for any tool or help that was needed. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and was a previous member of the Corsair Model Aircraft Club. 
He was a Journeyman electrician by trade, but was also skilled at woodworking projects. In watching his dad, Dale knew at an early age that he wanted to be a carpenter, and Jim was very proud that he achieved that goal. 
Jim’s passion was his faith, his family and his friends, and along with those was his passion for music. He faithfully shared his gift at Blessed Trinity Parish, and was especially happy when selecting the music for and directing the Christmas concerts at the church. He also loved his time spent with the Goodyear Singers, and more recently with the Peace Together Choir. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council #3529.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 East Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, with Rev. Father Joseph Warner, Celebrant. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.).  James' final resting place will be Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron with military rites conducted by Firestone VFW Post 3383.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Blessed Trinity Food Pantry, 300 East Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44310 or a charity of your choice in James’ name.
Due to Covid-19, we request that those attending the Mass and/or Visitation will practice social distancing and wear face masks.  If you are unable to attend, we understand, your love and prayers will be appreciated.      


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Jim was a great person and an excellent member of the Goodyear Singers. We were fortunate to be part of that side of his life. Both of us were surprised when we were notified of his passing. Ron was remembering all of his help with Goodyear Singers and all of the concerts and picnics at our house. We were unable to attend the Memorials, Ron is currently in a wheel chair and I cannot lift anything that weighs more than 10 lbs, But believe us when we say we have only awesome memories of Jim, and our hearts go out to the family. God Bless All, Ron and Peg Hill

Ron and Peg Hill Apr 8 2021 12:00 AM

Elaine, I heard that your husbands painful struggle has ended. Please know that I am praying for peace and comfort for your entire family. I remember meeting Jim a couple of times. The first was when Jim and you picked up mom for the monthly Senior Luncheon at Saint Martha's (yes, I will always call the church at 300 East Tallmadge Avenue Saint Martha's). I wish now that I would have thanked Jim for his country's service in a thankless war.

John Coudriet Apr 8 2021 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of James F. Swan, give you peace, comfort and strength
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .
US Army Veteran, James F. Swan, is A True American Hero God Bless
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

I remember all of those bike rides we took down through the Cuyahoga Valley park. We always enjoyed seeing how beautiful the different seasons were. Rest in peace Jim you will be missed.

Bill Toy Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

Many thoughts and prayers to you and your extended family. Jim was a great guy and will be missed.

Patricia Ostroski Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Jim asked me to join the choir at Blessed Trinity and then suggested I become a Cantor. With his guidance I did and his support offered me the opportunity to share the gift of music. He has been and will continue to be an inspiration for music. He will truly be missed by all who knew him,

Bill & Patti Blankenship Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

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