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Gilbert G. Swift

Gilbert G. Swift, age 83, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on November 30, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital.

He was born in 1934 to the late Bayard and Edith Swift. Gilbert was the proud owner of his own landscaping and snow plowing company. Before his retirement, he had 25 years of service at Goldey-Beacom College as Head of Facilities and Maintenance. He was an avid antique car enthusiast, avid bowler, and enjoyed camping in his RV.

Survived by his wife Caroline E. Swift of Hockessin, daughters Cindy (Kenneth) Williard of Hockessin, Sandy Swift of Hockessin, sons Steven Swift of Chicago, Robert (Michele) Swift of New Castle, former daughter-in-law Roseanne Tweed Swift, grandchildren Kenny Williard of Kansas, Michelle (Christopher) Young of England, Alexis (Riley) Herbein of Wilmington, Ryan Swift of Wilmington, Alyssa Swift of Wilmington, and great grandson Jaxson Herbein, brothers Kenneth (Dottie) Swift, Raymond Swift, sister Barbara (Terry) Swift Greer, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his sisters Marie Proud, Olivia Miller, brothers Bayard “Bud” Swift and Gorman Swift.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

Funeral Services

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 11:00AM at Chandler Funeral Home of Hockessin, 7230 Lancaster Pike. Viewing will begin at 10:00AM. Interment Red Clay Creek Church Cemetery.


    Eleanor C. Swift writes,
    Lots of memories, Remember the times they would come down to beach and Bud and Gil went fishing or he would come down to the truck show or talk on C B radios across the bay when they had a place at the shore; The special times together at Christmas, weddings or sadly funerals. The two brothers would call once a week just to check on each other until they both had health problems. They are together now free from illness, and talking about old times. My prayers to the whole family, I do know what they are going through, My deepest sympathy
    12/01/2018 08:01 pm
    Alison Boord White writes,
    Gil was, and always will be, a member of the Goldey-Beacom College family. We have many fond memories of him! Thinking of all of you during this time. Alison White, GBC
    12/03/2018 10:14 am
    norene oswald writes,
    I am so sorry to read about Gil's passing. I have many happy memories from the woodland Hgts neighborhood. He and Ozz enjoyed all the same things. I will hold you in my heart at this sorrowful time/ Norene
    12/03/2018 12:39 pm
    John M. Toothman writes,
    Gil was always there for you once you walked out of the doors of Goldey Beacom. You could be assured that Gil and his team would have the parking lot and landscaping in perfect order. Gil was always there for you in an emergency and would make sure you would be safe especially in the winter months. President Baldt and I thought the world of Gil and he always returned that love and respect. John M. Toothman, Professor emeritus
    12/03/2018 03:11 pm
    Steve Swift lit a candle and writes,
    Rest in peace Dad. Love, Steve.
    12/03/2018 06:08 pm
    sandy swift lit a candle and writes,
    Dad, you will be missed dearly. No more suffering. Love you so much. You will be in my heart forever. And don't worry, we will take care of Mom. We will take care of each other and you will be watching over us now. Love you to the moon and back
    12/03/2018 06:50 pm
    Douglas Cuthbertson lit a candle and writes,
    May God bless Gilbert in a better place. Gil was a good man.
    12/04/2018 06:06 am
    Robert Swift lit a candle and writes,
    Although we all wanted you to stay, we realized you had made up your mind to go on your terms. You have made me the man I am today and for that I will be forever thankful. I will cherish all the memories we have shared over the years. Life will be a little difficult without you. There is a bond we will always share. I’ll always miss you ... until we meet again, Love you, Rob
    12/04/2018 12:35 pm
    Cindy Williard lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. Dad you will truly be missed. Dad I have and always will love you and carry you in my heart today and forever. Love you forever. Some day we will be together again.
    12/04/2018 08:43 pm
    Lynn Busby lit a candle and writes,
    To all of my cousins and extended family: I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing that your dad is now at peace and completely healed in Heaven. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Love you all. Lynn Busby
    12/05/2018 04:57 pm
    Kenneth Williard lit a candle and writes,
    To a wonderful Father-in-law who treated me like a son. You will be dearly missed, may you rest in peace.
    12/05/2018 10:16 pm

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