BRUNSWICK — Jack L. Swindler, 84, died May 14 at his home after a long illness.
Swindler was born on Jan. 14, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio to Muriel and Vernon Swindler. He attended schools in Dayton, Ohio and, in his early adult life, played the drums in a band.
He joined the U.S. Navy in July of 1945 and became a master diver and an explosives ordinance disposal technician. After serving for 22 years and through three wars, he retired from the U.S. Navy on May 13, 1966.
After retiring from the military he worked in the construction industry and worked his way up from a laborer to a superintendent.
Swindler is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lena; sons Danny and his wife, Vicki, David, Dennis, Dwain and his wife, Wanda, Dean and his wife, Laura, Darrel and his wife, Jackie and Dick and his wife, Sherri; daughter DeAnn and her husband, Bill Riley; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held on May 20 from 3-5 p.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Committal Services with military honors will be held on May 21 at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.