Mr, Gary R. Swem

  • BORN: August 29, 1943
  • DIED: April 13, 2018
  • LOCATION: Cortland, New York

Gary Richard Swem, 73, passed away April 13, 2018. Born August 29, 1943 in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son of William E. Swem and Natalie Faulknham Swem Riley. On May 27, 1974 he married Paula Kay Hubbard. Gary worked 25 years at Smith-Corona . He attended Tc3 for two years and R.I.T. where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management. He was an Executive Housekeeper at Quality & Days Inn in Syracuse, N.Y.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Gary is survived by his children; William (Debbie) Swem, Barbara (Donald) Edwards, Betty (Frank) Holden, Wendy (Douglas) Gardner, Gary (Greta) Swem and Jospeh Swem. He is also survived by his brother; Glen Swem and sister; Ginny (Deana McIntyre) Harrington and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gary was predeceased by his parents. There are no services scheduled and contributions in Gary's memory may be made to the Cortland S.P.C.A. 879 McLean Rd., Cortland, N.Y. 13045. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, N.Y. Condolences may be sent by visiting


“ You will forever and always be missed Uncle Gary. I love you . ”

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