Robert Morgan Swift

Dec. 16, 1922 - Nov. 21, 2019


Celebration of Life:

     To be held
     at a later date



     Bellville Cemetery
     New Hudson, NY


may be made to:

     Hart Comfort House
     141 E. State St.
     Wellsville, NY

Robert (Bob) Morgan Swift

Robert (Bob) Morgan Swift passed in the comfort of his ancestral home on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Bob was born and resided at his Carpenter Hill Road home in Ischua for almost 97 years. Born on December 16, 1922 to Rufus and May Morgan Swift, he attended the one-room schoolhouse on Yankee Hill Road and graduated high school at Ten Broeck Academy, in Franklinville.

He married his long-time sweetheart Irma Elaine Botens in Rushford, January 26, 1948. Elaine predeceased him on May 1, 2017. Bob and Elaine had a love for each other that was evident by all who knew them; their stories and history were intertwined.

Bob served his country during WWII in the United States Army Cavalry Unit from 1944 through 1946, where he was stationed in India. Not only was he a lifetime member of the NRA and the American Legion, Bob was also a past member of the Cuba Grange 799 and the Twin Ridge Conservation Club. Bob and Elaine were active in the Square Dance Club and would often be seen in the streets of Cuba and Rushford during parades. He was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman and a lifetime farmer. Until recently, he milked a handful of cows and ran all of his own machinery.

Robert leaves behind four children Dawn (George) Santangelo, Cathy (Chris Rogosienski) Hurlburt, Randy (Betty Slater) Swift, and Scott Swift all of Cuba; 11 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife of 69 years, Bob was predeceased by a granddaughter Jessa Santangelo, a daughter-in-law Judy Swift and three sisters; Aladene Kessler, Helen Lockwood and Ruth Wilkinson.

A celebration of Bobís life will be at the discretion of the family at a later date. Interment will be at the Bellville Cemetery in New Hudson at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY.





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