Edwin Lee Swift

June 1, 1931 - June 3, 2008

06/01/1931 - 06/03/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday June 05, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday June 06, 2008
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Service
Friday June 06, 2008
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Edwin Lee Swift, 77, of Bellaire, OH, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at his home.

He was born June 1, 1931, in The Plains, OH, a son of the late Dana and Thelma Nida Swift.

Edwin was the retired owner of the Swift Stone and Brick Co. with 46 years of service, a member of the Sunrise Full Gospel Church, the Bellaire Ionic Lodge 438 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Steubenville, Osiris Shrine, Wheeling and was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, Edwin was preceded in death by a brother, William Swift.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Joan Mason Swift, 4 children; Jerry Swift and his wife Deborah of Phoenix, AZ Vickie Baker and her husband Thomas of Greenville, OH, Michael Swift and his wife Melody of Bellaire, Bryant Swift and his wife Kathy of Glendale, WV, 7 grandchildren; Carli Lietta, Erin DiPierro, Matthew Swift, Rocco Swift, Craig Baker, Braden Swift and Grant Swift, 3 great grandchildren, and 2 brothers Roland Swift of Barlow, OH, and Larry Swift of Wellston, OH.

Friends will be received on Thursday, June 5, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th St. Bellaire, where services will be held on Friday, June 6, at 11:00am with Pastor Gerald Blon officiating.

Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Masonic services will be conducted on Thursday at 7:30pm in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or Valley Hospice.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at altmeyer.com

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Lanny & Debbie Sitar
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Swift, children, grandchildren, family,

Please accept our sincerely sympathy on your losing Ed. We and both my Steed and Lanny’s family knew Ed for many years. He was a fine person and businessman.

Daniel McGarry
8 years ago

I met Mr Swift years ago when i started my hauling business. He was an honest and true man of his word. I enjoyed working for him for he was like a friend more than a customer. My prayers go with his family,, god bless.

Ray Oxley
8 years ago

I wish I could be there to express my condolences personally. My deepest sympathies to your family.

tammy roach
8 years ago

IM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LEE.I REMEMBER HIM FROM WHEN MY FATHER DREPPARD ROACH USED TO TAKE US TO YOUR HOUSE.

Deb DeGenova
8 years ago

Joan and family,

I am deeply sadened and so sorry for your loss. Dad and Lee were such good friends; it was always a joy to be around your whole family. You and Lee were so comforting to the three of us when Mom and then later Dad passed. You picked us up with your love.

I can still remember the stories of Dad and Lee playing harmonica and cruising in some classy car. Lee was full of life and love!

Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.

Deb, Dennie Kay, Paul and Tammy DeGenova

Marie Bonenberger
8 years ago

Joan and Family,

My sincerest thoughts on the passing of Ed. I enjoyed his humor and wit so many times. What a wonderful man , husband and father. He wil be deeply missed by all.

George Landers
8 years ago

Mike and Family,

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. May your father’s memory be eternal.. George and Barbara Landers

Shawn McClain Keller
8 years ago

Mike and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. In time you all will be able to remember all the wonderful things your father was and that he did. With deep felt sorrow, Shawn McClain Keller

Tom Kopyar - Ex Barber
8 years ago

My Sympathy to Ed’s Family. When I lived in Bellaire, my brother and I used to cut Ed’s hair. He certainly was a very nice guy and will be missed by people who knew him. Tom Kopyar

Jason & Alicia Elson
8 years ago

Our most sincere condolences are with the Swift family in their time of sorrow.

Dom & Sue Davolio
8 years ago

Randy and family – So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Just letting you know that you are in our thoughts.

Jim D'Innocenzo
8 years ago

To the Swift family

I am so sorry to learn of EdâÄôs passing. As you know, your household was like a second home to me growing up back in Bellaire, or more specifically, about five houses to the north of you. I will always remember the kindness, generosity and especially the âÄúkidding aroundâÄù that was shown to me there. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult of times.

SHEILA JUNKINS
8 years ago

WHAT A GOOD GUY! WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH AND WAS GREATLY MISSED IN RETIREMENT,KEEP YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.

Ed Good
8 years ago

You have our most heartfelt condolence. Your father/husband was a good, honest and decent caring man. I will always remember as a very young and small order type customer, he would always take the time and make me feel welcome.

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Ed Good Family