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Robert Swinburne

Robert Swinburne

HUNTINGTON - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Robert Douglas Swinburne, age 73, passed away June 12, 2009 at his home.

He was born June 16, 1935 in Scranton, Pa., to Bob and Pearl Henry Swinburne. Married LuRene Tucker Feb. 14, 1953.

Bob was a teacher, mentor, councilman, mayor, school principal, community servant and friend to many.

Survived by his wife, LuRene Swinburne; sons, Doug (Donna) and Ted (Carolyn); six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and niece, Pearl Macris. Preceded to heaven by his daughter, Kim Swinburne Bowen; and sister, Eleanor Rasmussen.

Funeral service Wednesday, June 17, 11 a.m., Price Chapel, 611 West Price River Drive, Bob's lifelong church home where he was a leader, teacher and respected addition to so many families. Visitation Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Interment, Cleveland City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the CEU scholarship fund, memo: Bob Swinburne memorial.




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