Ronald E. Swanson, age 70 of Waterford, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 11, 2010. Born November 7, 1939 in Mt. Jewett, PA, he was the son of the late Glen Swanson and Mildred Lucore Harris Swanson.

Swanson, Ronald E.Ronald was a long time resident of Erie County. He had worked at Lyons Transportation for 21 years and was currently employed at Sea Way Manufacturing where he had worked for the past 15 years.

Ronald had a genuine love for people…he never met someone he couldn’t like. He was a long time attendee of Erie First Assembly of God and was recently attending Sparrow Pond Fellowship in Waterford. His passions included writing poetry, writing political commentary, and listening to music. He was a wonderful husband, great father and beloved grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all.

Family members that survive include his wife Dorothy L. Nakoski Swanson, whom he married November 25, 1961; a son, Ronald M. Swanson and his wife Colleen Burdick Swanson of Clarion; two daughters, Carolyn Lathrop and her husband Harry of Waterford, and Susan Conner and her husband Andrew of Bloomsburg, PA; also, ten grandchildren and a brother Dave Swanson and his wife Judith of Dubois, PA.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Rose Carlson, and his brother, Richard Swanson and sister-in-law, Janet Swanson.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend funeral services there on Monday morning at 11:00am.