Obituaries

Gerald C. Swain

March 14, 1941 - January 14, 2020

Age 78, of Castile, passed away at home on January 14, 2020.

He was born March 14, 1941 in Shawangunk, NY son of the late Jesse and Gladys Stephens Swain. Gerald was graduate of Letchworth Central School and was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. He worked for over thirty-five years at the Morton Salt Company in Silver Springs.

Gerald enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and camping with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Swain who died in 2013.

Surviving are his children, Debbie Skiver of Nunda, Duane (Mildred) Skiver of Bliss, Francis (Christy) Skiver of Olean, Carrie Unterburger of Bliss; twelve grandchildren; many great grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Bliven of Portville; his brother, William Swain of Portville; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, January 17 from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Gerald’s funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 PM. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228-1198.

Important Dates

January 17, 2020 : Calling hours for Gerald C. Swain - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

January 17, 2020 : Funeral service for Gerald C. Swain - 2:00 PM

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Jan 18.20 from Irene :

What a great individual Gerald was. I never saw him but what he had a smile a big welcome. I always looked forward to seeing my cousin at the Swain Reunion. He will be sadly missed.  RIP.

Jan 17.20 from Tony Rumsey:

I remember chatting with Gerald and his family at the Swain reunion in Canaseraga over the past years. Always enjoyed his company. God Bless and RIP.

Jan 17.20 from sueanna Cartwright:

YOUR smile, hugs and jokes will be greatly missed..until we meet again my friend

Jan 17.20 from Gordon & Betty Rakoska:

Jerry started work at Morton a week after I did. We worked together on the loading floor until I entered the service. Also attended our wedding fifty years ago. He was a great guy to work with and was a great guy . He’ll surely be missed. Rest in peace Ol’ Pal.

Jan 17.20 from Jeweldine illerbrun:

My thoughts and prayers are with Gerald’s family he was a great story teller always had a smile and made you smile God Bless

Jan 17.20 from SHEILA ABERTH:

I am so sorry for the loss of your father, Debbie and carrie my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family,

Jan 16.20 from Lois Lockwood Munger Fladie:

My condolences to the whole family. My cousin,
Gerald will be missed for his friendliness and
sense of humor will be greatly missed.
  Lois

Jan 16.20 from Carol Schnell Graff:

Barb, so sorry to hear of your loss.  I don’t ever remember meeting any of you but have fond memories of your parents.  Your brother will be greatly missed but we have the promise of meeting our family in heaven.

Jan 16.20 from Jamie Irwin:

RIP Grandpa

Jan 16.20 from Twiss Watkins Marong:

Sending my regards to the family.  Thoughts and prayers!