Sunday, May 06, 2012

Mark Swanson's obituary from the Post-Journal

JAMESTOWN, New York - Below is Mark Swanson's obituary as printed in the Jamestown Post Journal.


   Mark T. Swanson, 64, of 3732 Lakeland Road, Stow, N.Y., died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in WCA Hospital.
   A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., he was born May 2, 1948, a son of David W. Swanson and Nancy Tornebohm Blears.
   He had been employed for many years by Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant as a factory worker.
   He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served the church in various leadership roles.
   Mark loved the lake, skiing and fishing. Sports played an important part throughout his life, and he shared a very competitive spirit. Mark truly enjoyed music and harmony, and loved his family. He always enjoyed a good laugh.
   Surviving besides his mother of Lakewood are his wife the former Jo Anne Harp, whom he married Dec. 31, 1966; five children: Mark David (Zahra) Swanson of Midvale, Utah, Lisa (Trulan) Preece of American Fork, Utah, Luke (Joy) Swanson of Jamestown, Benjamin (Mindy) Swanson of Spring, Texas, and Katherin Swanson of Akron, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren: Mark J. and Kiersten Swanson of Midvale, Utah, Coray, Dallin, Quinn, Shadrach, Travis and Tyran Preece of American Fork, Utah, Faidrian, Alexis and Greta Swanson of Jamestown, and Hailey, Hunter, Taylor and Tanner Swanson of Spring, Texas; two brothers: Matthew (Diane) Swanson of Winnsboro, S.C., and Charles (Diane) Swanson of Pulaski, Va.; and Trudy Dublin of Pittsford, whom he considered a sister.
   He was preceded in death by his father.
   The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 851 Forest Ave., Jamestown.
   Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
   Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Monday in the church.
   Memorials may be made to the Humanitarian Services, c/o LDS Philanthropies, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 E. South Temple St., 2E, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.