Thomas C. Swanson

Born: Wed., Mar. 6, 1946
Died: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Thomas C. Swanson, 73, formerly of Lincoln Ave., passed away following a lengthy illness, on February 17, 2020, at the Select Specialty Hospital, in Erie, PA. Thomas was born on March 6, 1946, in Warren, PA, son of the late Robert C. and Nettie (Belle) Swanson. Upon graduating from Eisenhower High School, Thomas joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and was wounded twice. He received two Purple Hearts along with various other medals including the Marine Rifle and Pistol Expert Badges. Prior to and upon returning from Vietnam, he worked for Crescent Tool. Later, he worked as a Police officer for the Youngsville Police Department. He ended his career as a Heavy Carpenter with Local 2274 Carpenter Union, where he remained until work injury forced his retirement. While in good health, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing guitar and sang in a country band for many years. Thomas is survived by his son, Timothy R. Swanson (Christina); 3 grandsons, Christopher Swanson, Timothy Swanson and Tristen Engle; 3 stepbrothers, Dean (Laurie) Swanson, of Erie, Gary (Karen) Swanson, Craig (Debbie) Swanson, of Russell, and Neil Swanson, of Jamestown, NY; a son-in-law, Anthony Engle; and his former wives, Rebecca Donato and Donna Swanson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepmother, Beverly Swanson; and his daughter, Heather Engle. Friends will be received from 4-6 PM, on Thursday, February 20, 2020 and for one hour prior to a funeral service being held at 11 AM, on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna. Ave. E. Warren, PA 16365, with Retired Chaplain, Marcus Briggs, officiating. The family has requested memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave. Warren, PA 16365.

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Lynne (Nadal) Wiltsie
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
I was soo sorry to see this. I remember Tom so well; he, in a great way, made my first years at EHS very memorable. Great guy, great sense of humor. Also remember when his son was born and how thrilled he was. My love and blessings go to all of you, and I remember you all. I would come to the service but am living in Ohio now with my granddaughter (finishing her masters in May, 98+ average, and two kids, 8 and 4, Laurie). I send my love to all of you.

Mark Thompson
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
So very sorry to hear about Tom got to know him in those early years. He was so much like Pedro. Nice man threw and threw. Condolences to all the family... The Thompson's

Vickie S
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mavis Campbell
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
To Tom’s family:
I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.
He and I graduated together in ‘65, and I considered him a dear friend. He was kind, loving, funny, and even-keeled.
May God be with you during this sad time.
Love, Mavis Campbell
Dover, Ohio

Kathleen Sears
   Posted Thu April 02, 2020
Tom was a member of my graduating class of EHS 1965. After I retired from teaching I often would see him outside of the old Kresge building in Warren on Fridays. He always had something funny to say. My deepest sympathy to your family.

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