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Obituary for Bruce Anthony Swanson

Bruce Anthony  Swanson
Bruce A. Swanson, 28, passed on October 22, 2018. He was born on January 24, 1990 in Carmel, NY, the son of Bruce & Mary (Sammarco) Swanson and brother of Victoria & Michael Swanson. Bruce was a loving son, devoted big brother and great friend loved by many, who’s live’s he impacted for the best. He graduated from Brewster High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. Bruce was a member of several modified and High School football teams. He also played lacrosse and baseball. He graduated from the South Florida Academy of Air Conditioning as an HVAC technician.



Bruce was a member of the Cub Scout & Webelos Brewster NY pack where he achieved the Arrow of Light award. Bruce practiced Nisei Goju Karate and was stick fighting certified. He was an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and a passionate competitive powerlifter. Bruce holds several New York State/World Bench Press records in various federations that he began setting at the early age of 14. In 2015 Bruce was the 105 Kg. National Champion at the USAPL Bench Press Nationals in Scranton, PA.



Bruce is survived by his parents Bruce & Mary Swanson; his sister Victoria and his brother Michael. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Alfred Sammarco & Marianne McGovern; and his paternal grandparents, Bruce & Grace Swanson. He is survived by his uncles; Robert Sammarco & Joseph Sammarco and his aunts; Paula Oaks and Theresa (Sammarco) Hess. He will also be missed by a long list of his cousins, family and friends, including our three goldendoodles; Sally, Lucy and Pearl.
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