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Raymond E. Swift, Sr.

June 9, 1934 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 86)

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Raymond E. Swift, Sr, 86, died June 11, 2020. He is survived by his children; Raymond (Cristina) Swift, Jr., Tammy (Dave) Pangburn and Kandi (Keith) Eigen, 5 grandchildren;  Jared (Jamie), Kiel (Ashley), Kate, Noah and Danny, a special friend Nadine Young,  his siblings; Beverly Lilquist, Richard (Kathy) Swift and Sylvia (Dale) West, sisters-in-law; Toni Courtney, Sandra Oakley, brothers-in-law; William Wells and Frank (Linda)Wells, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2001 and his siblings Robert and William Swift, Marie Hinckley and Betty Benedict. Ray was a retired Highway Maintenance Supervisor for the NYSDOT, Kirkwood. He served his country for 44 years in the US Army and  New  York National Guard, retiring as Command Sergeant Major. He was a member of the Kirkwood Seniors and the Kirkwood Historical Society.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30 am Tuesday at St. Paul's Church, Chenango St. Binghamton. He will be entombed at Vestal Hills Memorial Park with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home from 4-7 pm Monday. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the Kirkwood Historical Society in Ray's memory.  The family will have a celebration of life event at a later date and place to be determined and announced.

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June 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango St
Binghamton, NY 13901

Funeral Mass
June 16, 2020

9:30 AM
St. Pauls R.C. Church
Chenango Street
Binghamton, New York 13901

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