Master Chief Charles R. Swaim

May 6, 1950 - July 4, 2017

Master Chief Charles Raymond Swaim USN (Ret.), 67, a Cape Coral, FL resident since 2015, formerly of Roebling, NJ, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born May 6, 1950 in Trenton, NJ and was of the Catholic faith.

Chuck was a graduate of Bordentown Regional High School in Bordentown, NJ and served in the U.S. Navy as a Constructionman from 1968-2010. During his naval career, Chuck served in Operation Enduring Freedom and in various foreign countries including Kuwait, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. He received numerous citations and awards for his service including the Joint Commendation Medal and Naval Commendation Medal, and additionally earned his Associates Degree in Construction Management. Chuck was a caring husband, father, and son and will always be remembered for his patriotism, charismatic wit, grandiose personality, and unwavering devotion to his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Swaim of Cape Coral, FL; his mother, Mary Swaim of Cape Coral, FL; two children, LT Jeff Swaim and his wife LT Angelica Swaim of Virginia Beach, VA and Lauren Swaim of Cape Coral, FL; as well as Sammie the dog.

Master Chief Charles Raymond Swaim was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Swaim, and his father figure, Bob Knorr.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Master Chief Charles Raymond Swaim are suggested to Bread and Water for Africa, a nonprofit charity devoted to promoting positive change in Africa by supporting and strengthening grassroots initiatives for community self-sufficiency, health and education.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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