Catherine O. Swan 1931-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Catherine O. Swan, 90, of Warren, died Monday, March 7, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 12, 1931 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Leo T. and Florence Rice O’Loughlin.

Living in Warren for most of her life, she graduated from St Mary High School, Warren, received a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College, South Euclid and completed postgraduate studies at Kent State University. She taught English at Monticello Junior High in Cleveland Heights before marrying Harry O. Swan of Chagrin Falls, with whom she shared seven children. They returned to Warren in 1964 and their children graduated from Warren G. Harding High School.

Mrs. Swan was a member and president of the Board of Education for Warren City Schools in the late 1970s and was also one of the city’s first homeschoolers, teaching a small group of children at her Porter Street home. She then worked part-time as a teacher at the Mary Och Learning Center and as a proofreader at the Warren Printing Company.

She was an avid reader and frequently wrote letters to the editor. She also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crosswords, and Sudoku.

She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much, spent as much time as she could with the people who lived in the area and frequently visited people in other parts of the country.

Her husband Harry preceded her in death; sons, Christopher and Brian; and son-in-law, Thomas Holko.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of her siblings Marian and brother Gerlac; Children, Beth Holko, Jon Swan, David (Teresa) Swan, Richard (Jeanny) Swan and Mary (Brad) Bell, with whom she has made her home for the last 10 years. 11 grandchildren can also cherish their stories and jokes; eight great-grandchildren, two more on the way; and cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at SS. Mary and Joseph Parish of Warren, 232 Seneca Ave. NE, Warren, OH 44481 where friends and family can gather an hour before Mass.

Carl W. Hall Funeral Home was entrusted with these arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the local Salvation Army or Trappist Monastery: Our Lady of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks Road, Trappist, KY, 40051.

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