Keith Swartz

Born: Sat., Sep. 1, 1945
Died: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church

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Keith Newton Swartz, of 65 Broad Street, Guilford, passed away on February 24, 2019.  A forester, the owner of an architectural millwork business, and in recent years a supporter of the SARAH programs for persons with intellectual and other disabilities, Keith was a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.   He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Young Swartz, his son, Christopher, his two grandchildren, Ethan and Tyler, his brothers Doug, Bruce and Neil, his brother-in-law, Robert Young, Jr. and several nieces and nephews.  Keith was a graduate of Paul Smith’s College, the University of New Hampshire and received his MBA from Boston College; he was a veteran of the Navy Reserve.  He is mourned by a wide circle of family and friends, whose lives were enriched by Keith’s always-cheerful disposition, his love for the Connecticut woods and for Long Island Sound, his enthusiasm for his latest project or invention — whatever it might be — and his life-long commitment to helping others.

  A memorial service will be held at a the First Congregational Church, Guilford on March 30 at 2:00pm.

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Mary Olender
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Dear Virginia,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Keith was a wonderful man that I met when I worked at Guilford Savings Bank and then had the pleasure of knowing him so much better as he helped my son Jeffrey as his job coach. He was such a friend to Jeff and blest him in so many ways. We are richer for having known him.
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find the Lord being a great comfort to you.
Sent with much love....Mary Olender

   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Dear Ginger all my love to you. - Susanna

Judy (Ceccolini) DiGirolamo
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Dear Ginger,
I am so sorry to hear about Keith—what a terrible loss for you and your family. I have fond memories of you both in high school. A match definitely made in heaven. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Gille & Debra Garre
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Virginia - We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your loving Husband. You two both were so gracious to us when we meet prior to buying your Waterside Drive residence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Gille & Deb Garre

Amy Goldfarb
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Dear Ginger:

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Keith's passing. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. It was always such a pleasure to be in Keith's company. I hope you can feel the love that our family has for you, and that this will provide you with some solace and comfort as you face this difficult time. You have made such a positive difference in the lives of so many, and it sounds like he did, too. You were a beautiful couple, inside and out, true life partners. Much love, Amy

scott francis
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
Ginger, I am so sorry to hear about Keith. He, and you, have been so very kind to me and Joanne. He always had that great big smile whenever he saw us. We had some great discussions on music, the outdoors and Guilford. He will be missed so very much by all of us. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Scott

Frank and Betsy fowler
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
Dear Ginger and Chris,
We were so sad to hear of Keith’s passing. His smile was always the brightest and always so welcoming. Our sincere condolences to you.