Swaffield II, John H a long time resident of Hawthorne, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2004 in Hawthorne. Born in Cleveland, OH, John was 61 when he died. John had served in the US Army for over 20 yrs retiring in 1984 As a Master Sgt. E8. John was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. Johns two loves were His Family and Golfing. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 38 yrs. and 2 Children, Debora (Ken) Davis and John (Angel) Swaffield III, brother, Jim Swaffield of Escondido, CA & sister, Cindy Beeler of New Port Richey, FL, 6 Grandchildren and Mother in law Margaret Bogus. Visitation will be Tuesday 3:00 P.M. at McCormick Mortuary Chapel Hawthorne. A Mass will be offered at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church Torrance CA, Wednesday Oct. 6th 2004 at 10:00AM Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery, with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart association.

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  1. Dear Pat, John & Deb: Julie & I were saddened to hear of John\’s passing. I\’ll always remember John as a real fun guy who wouldn\’t take “no” for an answer… He will be missed. God bless…

  2. I had worked with John since 1991 and he was a terrific person. I will never forget how he donated 40 hours of his vacation to me so I could take off work when my husband passed away. That was 10/6/1999. It is ironic that my hubby and I would have been married 41 years today (10/5/63) and he passed on (10/6/1999). Now John is being laid to rest on the date my hubby passed. John,I am sure the angels sang the day they escorted you from this earth. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We both worked with John in Dominguez Hills. I worked with him since about 1989 and Ray has in recent years. He always was able to help me out when ever I couldn\’t find documents or anything else. We are going to really miss him. Our condolences to you.

  4. We just received this info from Sue P, and I can not say how sad we are! We knew he had heart surgery, but thought all was well. We will always have special memories of campouts and Pioneer 8 dances. We send warm hugs and prayers to Pat and the entire family. Denny and Mary

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