November 21, 2016
Sarah A. Swan, age 82, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. Born April 13, 1934, in Lynn, Massachusetts to John W. Franklin and Anna Louise (Perry) Franklin. Ambitiously, she graduated from Lynn English High School and attended Wilberforce University where she met and then married the late Marshall O. Swan. The couple eventually moved to Toledo. In her professional career, she worked over 30 years for the Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross, as an assistant to the Chapter Director. Her strong compassion for youth, allowed her to be one of the founders of the Summer Fun Enrichment Program, touching the lives of many youths. One of the highlights of the Program was bringing actor Danny Glover to Toledo to interact with Summer Fun participants. Her love for preserving African American history and education inclined her to voluntarily serve with the African American Legacy Project and its annual awards banquet. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Sarah enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed travelling, especially to Nova Scotia, and entertaining others. Along with her parents, Sarah was predeceased by brothers, John Franklin II and Benjamin Franklin and sister, Hattie Gilton. She is survived by sons, John Swan, Gregg Swan, and Cory Smith; daughters, Shirley Green and Marsha Hyde. Sarah also leaves 11 grandchildren; including special caregiver Micah Butler; and a host of great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Glendale Assisted Living. Visitation will be Sunday 3-6 p.m. with family hour Monday 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, interment 12:00 noon December 16, 2016, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA. Arrangements in Lynn, MA by the Goodrich Funeral Homes. www.dalefh.com .
Sarah A. Swan, age 82, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. Born April 13, 1934, in Lynn, Massachusetts to John W. Franklin and Anna Louise (Perry) Franklin. Ambitiously, she graduated from Lynn English High School and attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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