Kenneth Steven Swain (March 5, 1947 – January 10, 2021), loving and endeared husband of 44 years to surviving wife and lifetime partner, Betsy V. Swain. Ken is also survived by his son Matthew Swain (Sasha), and stepchildren, Sara Vazquez (Victor Ceballos), Evan Gallegos and Arturo Vazquez (Sandra), and his grandchildren, Liliana and Jasper Swain, Robert, Julian and Noemi Gallegos, Amaris Vazquez-Ronsen (Ashley), his brother Ronald Swain and Sister Sharon Blom (Harvey).
A plumber and plumbing instructor by trade, the better part of his life was devoted to the cause of justice and human rights for all. He was a loving partner to his wife, father to his children and foster father to a number of furry children over the years (Maya, Jasmine, Sammy, Foster and Pearl). In his own words: “As my part in the show has come to an end it has been a great run; sometimes backstage, sometimes in the spotlight, tragedy, comedy, erotica, politica, happiness and despair, serenity and mania, love and heartbreak, soring free bird and wounded duck; suppression and revolution. It has been my great privilege to share the width and breadth and depth and time briefly with all of you and with all of humanity.”
Kens wishes were for a simple cremation and his ashes to be “spread somewhere over the water. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, with some water transport.”Print Obituary & Condolences