John Patrick MacSwain

John Patrick MacSwain

Birth
Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 23 Feb 1979 (aged 26)
Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Burial Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 40977868 · View Source
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Navy Lt. John MacSwain, 26, Virginia Beach, VA, a rural Merrill native, died at 4:15 PM Friday at the Portsmith, Virginia Regional Medical Center of injuries received on December 26, 1978 aboard the USS Inchon.

Lt. MacSwain was born on March 3, 1952 in Merrill the son of Robert and Geraldine MacSwain of Merrill. He was married on October 27, 1977 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Sandra Roble, she survives.

He was a 1970 graduate of Merrill Senior High School and a member of the state championship wrestling team that year. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1974.

A member of the U. S. Navy he was serving as engineering officer aboard the USS Inchon. He was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association and St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church in Merrill.

Survivors besides his wife Sandra and his parents Mr and Mrs Robert MacSwain include four brothers Steven of Black River Falls, Rob of the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, and Donald and James both at home; and a sister Mary Jo MacSwain of Evanston, IL.

Funeral services were held on Thursday March 1, 1979 at the Taylor Funeral Home and then continued at St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church in Merrill. The Rev. James Dabruzzi officiated and burial took place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. A visitation and parish vigil took place at on Wednesday at the Taylor Funeral Home.


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"LT US Naby, Vietnam"


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  • Created by: MVC
  • Added: 22 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40977868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Patrick MacSwain (3 Mar 1952–23 Feb 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40977868, citing Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by MVC (contributor 46923575) .