CORTLAND — William “Bill” A. Swartz, 67, passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
He was born May 7, 1954, in Warren. Soon after, his parents, Edward F. and Nelma Ranta Swartz, moved the family to Vienna.
Bill graduated in June 1976. Eager to see the world and serve his country, Bill joined the U.S. Navy that same month. After his tour of duty ended in 1982, he returned home, where he soon met and married Mildred “Millie” Haftman. Bill and Millie raised three sons, Jordon Michael Swartz, Aaron David Swartz and William “Will” Robert Swartz.
Aaron David Swartz, 33, preceded his father in death Oct. 22, 2021.
Bill was employed in various fields of roofing, carpentry and truck driving. He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, camping with his family, and especially challenging his sons in a game or two of Monopoly.
Bill is survived by his wife, Millie Haftman Swartz; his sons, Jordon Michael and William Robert Swartz; and his mother, Nelma Ranta Swartz.
Per Bill’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
Please visit www.oakmeadowcremation.com to send condolences to the family.