Center Ossipee, NH
John H. Swanson, 78, of The Bluffs, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH.
He was born September 13, 1934 in Boston, MA the son of the late Carl and Alma (Johanson) Swanson.
John graduated from Northeastern University where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering and later moved to New York where he worked as a Civil Engineer for the City of White Plains. Obtaining a Professional Engineering License he served as City Engineer of Rye, NY and Somers, NY. He later worked for the State of New York in charge of Bridge Inspections.
He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1957. John and his wife moved to Ossipee in 1989. He was a member of the Ossipee Valley Lodge, F & AM of Ossipee, NH. He was also a member of the Second Congregational Church of Ossipee and was known for his singing at the churches he belonged to.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia (Barry) Swanson, Center Ossipee, NH a daughter Deborah Ellen Swanson-Guth and her husband Walter of Ledyard, CT and a son John David Swanson of Ocala Fla. His grandchildren Danielle and Michael Guth as well as his sister Doris Swanson, and husband Carl A Swanson and a brother Carl R. Swanson, Bradenton, FL.
Calling hours will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 2-4PM at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, NH. Funeral services will be Friday 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, NH. Burial will be in Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee, NH in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made either to the Second Congregational Church, Ossipee, NH or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Center Ossipee, NH.