Phyllis E. SWANN (nee Lang), age 80. Passed away Fri. May 3. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Linda Wolf (David) and Bill (Cindy). Proud grandmother of Dean Wolf (Kinsey), Mark Wolf (Leslie), Sean Wolf, William Swann III, Brian Swann, and Kevin Wolf. Great grandmother of Madeline Wolf. Dear sister of Arlene Platten (William), Arthur Lang (Marlene), and Robert Lang. Dear aunt and friend to many. Phyllis was a long time employee of Brooklyn H.S. for 38 years. She was a loyal parishioner of St. Thomas More for 57 yrs. She was devoted to her family which was her life’s greatest joy. Special thanks to her caregivers throughout the last 7 yrs., especially Kristen and Vanessa.
PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH for the MASS of Christian Burial: Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: Monday, 3-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).
The family would appreciate contributions in memory of Phyllis to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd. Parma, 44134. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com
Messages of Condolence
Dear Aunt “Physill”…. I wanted to say that we all were very lucky and truly blessed to have been part of your family. So much love and so many fond memories of spending parts of our lives together in one way or another. I know that you had to leave us too soon but I imagine how happy Uncle Bill is to have you back. Would you say hello to him from all of us? We were just sharing memories of you both tonite at dinner. Please know that your family will carry on as amazing examples of your love, strength and guidance. The rest of us will continue to keep an eye on them…. Especially young Bill! My mom (Marlene) says he’s STILL a handful. And Linda is the same kind of fun and loving mother that you were. So they’ll be ok. We promise. So rest easy, give Uncle Bill a smooch from us and oh yeah, Mom wants to know if you’ve met Elvis yet. We’ll miss you but I know that God’s holding you in the palm of His hand.
May you find peace and comfort during this time of loss. May the gentle hand of God wipe your tears. I have many beautiful memories of your Mom, Sister, Aunt over the years. Such a lovely smile and always positive and grateful view of life. She was so proud of her family. You will never have to be without her. Just turn to your memories and warm feeling in your heart when you think of her. Tears will give you peace but also the thought that she is now at peace walking beside her beloved husband.
What a special person Phyllis was! Loved by all who worked with her and such a sweet personality even in the most challenging situations. Condolences to the family as one’s mother is one’s first love and so challenging to lose. Know that she is in a wonderfully beautiful place and her spirit remains with us as a reminder of how to live.
Dear Swann Family,
I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this time. I have also found the following promises to be comforting John 5:28,29 about the resurrection hope as well as Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death forever. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.