David Arthur Swartz Sr., 70
David Arthur Swartz (April 26, 2013)
He married Janet (Thomas) on April 27, 1968. They resided in Genesee County where David worked for many years in sales, retiring in 1995 from WJRT-TV 12 in Flint, Mich.
Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and grandpa, David touched many lives with his bright enduring spirit in the face of many health challenges. A heart transplant recipient in 1994, he became active in the Gift of Life organization. David loved antique cars, boating, golf, but above all, he loved his family. His grandchildren were his ultimate joy and he made every effort to spend time with them.
David is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janet; children, Bridget (Jon) Foltz of Boyne City, David Jr. (Gem) Swartz, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; grandchildren, Anders, Lars, and Madeleine. Also surviving are his beloved siblings, James (Gusti) Swartz of New York City, Linda (Charles) Munk of Clarkston, Mich.; sister-in-law, Joanne Dunsmore; brother-in-law, Norman Thomas; and many special cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bill.
Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday, officiated by pastor Kenneth Bernthal. Family suggests memorial donations be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Michigan.
Stackus Funeral Home is serving the family.
Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory of David are encouraged to do so online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.