Warren G. Swan Sr., 82

Warren G. Swan Sr.

Warren G. Swan Sr.

PORTLAND — Warren Glendon Swan Sr., 82, of Portland, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Warren was born in Portland on Feb. 21, 1931, the son of the late Harold M. and Lillian A. (Brown) Swan. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1950. While at Deering, he lettered in football and baseball. In the September 1949 game against Portland, Warren scored all of the points while playing in the interior line as center in a 10-0 Deering win.

Warren was married to Dolores Helen Johnson on Oct. 9, 1954. Warren and Dolores met at a dance at the Portland YWCA, and a year later they would be married. Together, they lived in the Swan family home on Riverview Street, where they raised their four children.

Warren was a retired 37-year member of Local 29 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. His work included construction and repair of boilers in power plants and paper mills throughout New England. In his downtime, Warren enjoyed both watching and participating in a variety of sporting events. He enjoyed candlepin bowling into his late seventies, winning the 2002 Western Maine Senior Men’s Singles Championship. Warren also participated in the area Senior Games for many years, where he medaled in several events.

Warren truly enjoyed the frequent family get-togethers at home or the family camp on Bonny Eagle Pond. During his retirement, you would find him tapping maples during sap season, cutting firewood on his lot in Baldwin, or fabricating some project in the garage. Each year, he looked forward with anticipation to the opening day of fishing and deer hunting seasons.

Surviving is his wife of nearly 60 years, Dolores H. Swan of Portland; sons, Warren G. Swan Jr. of West Baldwin and Kenneth A. Swan of Gorham; daughters, Linda M. Swan of Portland and Karen E. Fecteau of Westbrook; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A period of visitation was held Monday, Aug. 19 at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Funeral services followed. Burial was held at Dow’s Corner Cemetery in Standish following the service.

Care for Warren and his family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.

In lieu of flowers, the Swan family suggests memorials be made in Warren’s honor to American Lung Association at www.lung.org

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