There are no happy endings, Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.
  • 77 years old
  • Born on July 11, 1941 in Bronx, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on March 4, 2019 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Walter Swanson 77 years old , born on July 11, 1941 and passed away on March 4, 2019. We will remember him forever.

07/11/1941- 03/04/2019

Dear Friends and Family, it is with a heavy but grateful heart that Walter M Swanson passed away peacefully and without pain on March 4, 2019 at Putnam Hospital in Carmel New York.

The care that he received from the staff at Putnam Hospital  was beyond what we could ask for, as he was treated with care and dignity that was near reverent in nature- many thanks goes out to Vydia my fathers nurse. Our gratitude also extends out to the team at the Pawling Rehab Facility specifically Nichola, Jalissa and Daniel who  provided my father dignified and respectful care as well.

My father lived a solid life.He worked hard as he did long, he was not a perfect man, and he had some regrets  but with that being said - he loved his family , and when the cards were stacked against us, he managed to find away to work the deck that we had been dealt.

Walter leaves behind his life partner Christine Swanson, his daughter Laura ,who I can assure you gave him most, if not all of his gray hair, his beloved grandson Dakota, that he loved and adored,  as well his 3 extremely gifted adult children from a previous marriage with Diana , who he was eternally grateful for : Karen, Gary and Kathy and their beloved children.

Walter was quite adamant that he did not want a formal service and had asked to be cremated. He entrusted his final request to be performed by the Peter P. Dohanich Jr Funeral Home in Brooklyn New York , which like his sister , his ashes will be committed to the sea

In lieu of flowers, please contribute your time or a monetary donation to an organization that makes the world and those who live within it a better place.

To celebrate and honor Walters life, we have set up a memorial on ForeverMissed.Com, please feel free to  send your condolences there , share stories , pictures or the like.

Posted by Laura Swanson on April 24, 2019
I miss my dad
Posted by Melissa McCourt-Shmilovic... on March 12, 2019
Oh Walter...
So many of my memories that truly shaped my early adulthood years are surrounded by your influence and your family’s. When I heard the news I was shocked because I had no idea you were ill. It’s funny, the last time I saw you 20 years ago it was probably uneventful and at that time we didn’t realize this would be our final farewell. I hope wherever you are, you will continue to be a strong influence in our memories and will continue to protect and look over us all. I hope you can see from the other side you were cared for, loved and will be missed. Sending your family and all those you cared for love and comfort. I hope you are laughing, celebrating and being embraced by those whom you loved who passed before you and that you have reached Nirvana.
RIP, Mr. Swanson!
Posted by Rachael Picone on March 11, 2019
I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Thoughts prayers love and hugs to you all. Thank you for sharing the memorial, the pictures, memories, and a little view into your life and the amazing person your father was. It’s evident in your character and values that he raised an incredibly strong and equally amazing daughter. I’m glad that you where able to be there for your dad in his final moments. Love and peace to you all ❤️
Posted by Ronald FINNERTY on March 11, 2019
I knew Walter when he owned the Deli at Pelham Bay,he loved horse racing and had a trotter named Charming Bird,we went up to Monticello and Charming Bird won,he was so happy his horse won the race,so was i,i think he paid 20 dollars,over the years we were not in touch,sorry to say,but he was a good honest man and will be greatly missed. God bless you Walter and my condolences for Chrissy,Laura and Family.
Posted by Jennifer Hoffmann on March 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss... peace and prayers sent your way

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