Joanne B. SwahnApril 08,2013
Joanne B. SwahnJoanne B. Swahn
Joanne B. Reed Swahn, 75, of Rutland, died April 5, 2013, after a long illness.
She was born April 23, 1937, in Pittsford, the daughter of John Carmi and T. Kathleen (Riley) Reed.
She attended Pittsford/Barstow High School.
Survivors include her husband, John A. “Jack” Swahn of Rutland; four children, Kathleen Swahn of Pittsford, John Swahn of Barre, Leslie Nichols of Bellefonte, Pa., and Reed Swahn of Mendon; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three siblings, Sally Turner, Dorothy “Dutchie” Chastaine, both of Pittsford, and Thomas Reed of Hampton, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Hayden “Sonny” and Rodney “Whezzy” Reed.
The graveside service will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or Rutland Regional Medical Center Dialysis Unit, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1778, Capt. James Cook is first European to set eyes on Maui in Hawaiian Islands; 1922, Pharoah Tutankhamun found after 3000 years; 1909, Hollawood movie star Frances Dee born in Los Angeles.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Hazmat unit called downtown, Boys & Girls Club hosts dinner for members and families, Secret Santa back on the beat, city discusses runoff problem on Mayfield Road, Brandon gets creative about fixes to town roads, sidewalks.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1944, U.S. begins B-29 bombing raids on Japanese main islands; in 1950, Great Appalachian Storm begins to form; 1963, Lee Oswald killed by Jack Ruby; 1974, D.B. Cooper hijacks Seattle-bound airliner; 1974, 'Lucy' found.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1927, striking Colo. miners attacked with machine guns by state police; 1877, Thomas Edison announces invention of the phonograph, 1959, Alan Freed fired by WABC 770 AM for accepting payola to promote records.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers short speech in Gettysburg, Pa.; in 1984, a Pemex LNG facility destroyed by series of gas explosions, 600 people are killed; in 1998, Senate builds fire under Bill Clinton.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1831 – Independent South American super-state, Gran Colombia, dissolved; 1856 - Fort Buchanan built to control Apache warriors; 1970 - William Calley Jr. goes on trial after 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam.