Roger Edward Swanson, Jr., age 85, died on May 2, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Roger E. Swanson, Sr. and Helen Devaney Swanson.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Merema Seit Swanson, and children, Eric A. Swanson and his fiancée, Sondra, of Ocean Pines, Erin Swanson of Bethany Beach, Del. and Taryn M. McFall and her husband, Scott, of San Francisco, Ca. There are two grandchildren, Ty and Seth McFall, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Swanson had served in the Merchant Marines and later retired from the New York City Police Department.
Roger was a member of the Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post #123 in Berlin, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and working in his garden. He was also artistic and loved to paint. He leaves his beloved dogs Lolly, Bagel and Pippin.
A memorial mass was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church near Ocean Pines. Rev. Leonard Downs officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Brooklyn, N.Y. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.