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Glenn Swendsen, Sr.

November 28, 2016

Glenn Swendsen, Sr. of Narrowsburg, NY, a lifetime farmer, entered into rest on November 26, 2016 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, NY. He was 81.

The son of Clarence and Esther Conklin Swendsen he was born June 6, 1935 in Honesdale, PA. He was the widower of Thelma Thompson Swendsen who preceeded him in death in May 1998.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Era and a member of Kelly Ratner Post #198 Disabled American Veterans. He was a director and treasurer of the Sullivan County Farm Bureau for 25 years, a past member of the Town of Cochecton Planning Board as well as the Cochecton Town Board.

He was past president of the Cochecton Preservation Society, which he founded, and treasurer of Birch Ridge Hunting Club, which he co-founded. He was a member of the Sullivan County Soil and Water District, Sullivan County Extension Service, the Cochecton Republican Club, and past vice president of the Upper Delaware Alliance.

Glenn is survived by his dear friend Laverna Krause, and his lifelong friend William Dexter of Narrowsburg. He is survived by his two sons: Glenn ,Jr. and Steven of Narrowsburg, NY; two daughters Debbie of Narrowsburg, and Susan of Beach Lake, PA; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one step grandchild; and several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Louise Davis; his son, Thomas Swendsen; one sister, Shirley Bagailuk; and two brothers Harold and Ellis Swendsen.

Friends may call from the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday November 29th at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St. Callicoon, NY. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday November 30th at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery Damascus, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the patients care fund at Sullivan County Adult Care Center Sunset lake Road Liberty, NY or the Kelly Ratner Post # 198 Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home 845-887-4900. To send condolences or for directions please visit stewartmurphyfh.com.