Thomas Joseph ‘Tom’ Swift and Barbara Jean ‘Barb’ Swift

ESCANABA – Thomas Joseph “Tom” Swift, Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly from an accident on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. It could be said, that for the first time in their marriage, Tom led the way, even for just a brief time until his wife, Barbara Jean “Barb” Swift, 73, joined him in heaven on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Now, together they will always be.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. Burial will follow at the Bark River Cemetery.

A reception to celebrate their lives together will follow for family and friends at the Highland Golf Club starting at approximately 3 p.m.

The family would like to request that gentleman attending the events wear a green necktie and women wear a red rose in memory of Tom and Barb.

A Memorial has been established in honor of Tom and Barb Swift and donations may be sent to “The Swift Memorial Fund”, 477 Dalton Road, Neenah, Wisconsin, 54956.

Messages of condolence may be sent to their children, Brian Swift, 3100 West 7th #619, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or and Patti Dringoli, 477 Dalton Rd, Neenah, WI 54956 or

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Swift family with arrangements.