David B. Swensen, 70, 219 Palmer Street, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Samaritan Medical Center.
Dave was born May 27, 1943 in Watertown a son of Carl and Jean Acker Swensen. He graduated from Watertown High School in January of 1962. On May 24, 1969, he married Suzanne M. Chamberlain at Holy Family Church with Msgr. William J. Argy officiating. From January 1965 until December 1966 he was enlisted with the United States Army; serving in Vietnam and Germany.
Dave was employed with Black Clawson Company for forty two years in the Research and Development Department. After his retirement he was a seasonal employee with Fort Drum as a snow plow operator and worked part time at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
He was a life member of the Watertown Elks Lodge #496. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, his RV, traveling, golfing and bowling. For many years he bowled in tournaments for the Elks Lodge.
Surviving besides his wife are; a son Erik C.G., of Watertown, two brothers and their wives; Steve and Joy Swensen, of Baldwinsville, Keith and Laura Swensen, of Albany, a sister and her husband; Carla and Phil Smith, of Carthage, several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A service will be conducted by the Elks Lodge during calling hours. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 am at the funeral home with The Reverend Jennifer Kenna officiating. Burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery with military honors.
Contributions may be made to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, Mass 02241-7005.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com or to Facebook at calarcofuneralhome.
Saturday, July 30, 2016, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake