In Memory Of

Mr. Robert

Service Information

Friday, January 06, 2023
Saturday, January 07, 2023
09:30 am


A special request;

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Honor the Nurses of NYU Langone Hospital at


Robert P. Swanson, 84, passed away on January 4, 2023.  Bob was the beloved husband of Barbara for 55 years, the proud father of Gregory (Jennifer) and Michael, and the adoring grandfather of John, Harry and Maggie.  Family meant everything to him, especially his extended family: Kathy Cavallo, Gary and Marianne Cavallo and Christopher, Stephanie, Amanda, Ryan, Kirsten, Dan, Kelsey and Molly.

Born and raised in Stewart Manor by Louis and Rose Swanson, Bob attended Garden City High School where he was a gifted athlete on both the football and lacrosse fields, as well as a member of the Glee Club and a talented pianist.  He then attended Penn State University, where he continued to play lacrosse. 

Bob began his career at Tiffany & Co., then went on to represent several jewelry and watch companies.  His extensive business travel took him around the world and brought him many friends.  

Returning to Garden City to raise his family, Bob was an active member of the community.  He was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church where he served as an usher at the 7:30 Mass for many years.  An avid golfer, Bob was a former long-time member of the Garden City Golf Club, where he had caddied as a teen.  Bob will be lovingly remembered as a true gentleman. 

A Mass celebrating his life will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Garden City, NY on Saturday, January 7th at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Honor the Nurses of NYU Langone Hospital at

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