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JAMESTOWN, NY (September 11, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister James R. Swan died Thursday, September 6, at the age of 78.

He was born on November 22, 1939, in Jamestown, to Paul and Ethel Swan. He graduated from Wheaton College and North Park Theological Seminary.

Swan served Covenant congregations in Worcester, Massachusetts; Escanaba, Michigan; and Crookston, Minnesota. He also served as office manager for Bible Radio Network in Pasadena, California, and then as chaplain of the Chautauqua County Jail in New York.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Covenant Church, 520 Fairmount Ave. Jamestown, N.Y. 14701, or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607, or log on to samaritanspurse.org.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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