Robert E. Swender passed away Dec. 28, 2007, at the age of 84 at his home in Downey, Calif. He was born in 1923 in Kincaid, Kan., where he lived until serving his country from 1944 to 1946. In 1948 Robert and his family moved to California to begin a new life. Robert was a resident of Downey for 45 years. He spent his entire life in the automotive business and was a Ford dealer in Pasadena for several years where he was well known as an honest businessman and individual. Robert was a proud 32 degree mason, guidelines by which he lived his life.
Robert is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother and sister and several nieces and nephews who will forever miss him.
Services were held in honor of Robert Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Sky Rose Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.