Edward M. Swift, on October 2, 2020, of Barrington. Age 60.
Beloved son of the late Edward and Catherine Swift. Loving brother of Betsy Blumenstein (Joe) and the late Monica Swift. Uncle of Jackie Stetler (Mat), Monica Blumenstein (Justin Fair). Great Uncle of Sidney and Jude Pollard. Also survived by Christine Pantellas, Ed Zoranski, many cousins and friends.
Ed was very patriotic and was an avid Philly sports fan especially of the Eagles and Phillies. He had a love for music and softball, but most importantly he loved his family especially his sisters and nieces.
Services will be held privately at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2002 Sproul Road, #102, Broomall, PA 19008.
"Ward was a very important person in my life. He was my next door neighbor and best friend when we were kids. He was very energetic, always upbeat and full of ideas. He was generous with his things and with his spirit. He was impossible not to like. I was the introvert and Ward (the name he went by as a kid) was the extravert. A lot of who I am today is the result of having a friend like Ward. He pushed me to sign up for things with him like our town (Bellmawr) sports teams. He was the better athlete. He was an amazing Short Stop. He made me appreciate the importance of style. Ward talked me into going into the Horses Head and buying bell bottoms :-) If you are my age and lived in Bellmawr you remember that store.
He attempted to help me learn to talk to girls. I was awful, I thought Ward was cool. He was fearless. Ward was honest to a fault, he wore his emotions on his sleeve. He was a real person. As real as anyone could be. I loved the guy. I was always welcome in his house and his door was always open. The Swifts were great neighbors.
As we got older I didn't stay in touch with him as much as I wanted to. We would connect only briefly once in a while. But even with that I thought of him all the time. Ward will always be ever present for me. "
"Good man, good friend, will be sadly missed. Prayers and warm thoughts to everyone that Ward touched. Till we meet again brother. Your safely home. Giesen family"
"My condolences to the Swift Family. I love you Eddie. I will never forget all the fun and happy times we had together. Peace be with you, Bob Olszewski "
"RIP EDDIE (Keebler kid). Sending thought and prayers for your family. See you on the other side.
"Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies go out to your family at this most sad time.
Swifty was always nice to us and he was a lover of Good Music. God Bless
The Garcia Family ~ Bellmawr"
"To Betsy Joe and Monica Sincere love peace and prayers to give you strength every new day?"
"To my beloved Eddie I will love you forever! I know you are in Heaven singing with the Angels??"