In Memory

Robert Swisher - Class Of 1967

Major Robert "B3" Eugene Swisher, USAF (Retired) LEXINGTON, SC - Robert Eugene Swisher, 68, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at home after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. Bob was born December 2, 1948 in Gary, IN. He was the son of Margaret Hart Swisher and the late Everett Eugene Swisher. Major Swisher attended the US Air Force Academy before earning his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. After college, he dedicated his life to the service of his country in the US Air Force, where he flew multiple models of the F-4 Phantom in the US, Japan, Philippines, and Korea. Major Swisher then deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the liberation of Kuwait, before retiring after 25 years of honorable service. He became a Captain for Northwest Airlines until his retirement. He continued his service as a very active member of the South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Air Force Association.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret; wife, Cynthia; children, Amy Sutter (Patrick), Carrie Anne Kennedy (Ryan), Brant Swisher (Leah), Daniel Smith (Jamie Kinsley); siblings, Barbara Stanivuk (Boris), Raymond Swisher; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at CAUGHMAN- HARMAN FUNERAL HOME, LEXINGTON. A Funeral Mass was held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lexington. Committal was held at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC at 2:00 p.m. following the Mass. The South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol provided the Honor Guard. CAUGHMAN-HARMAN FUNERAL HOME, LEXINGTON CHAPEL, assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol at 3901 CAP Wing Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170.
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12/08/17 01:07 PM #1    

Diana Glad (1963)

Rest in Peqce, Bob.  May St.Bridgett protect you.


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