Phyllis J. Swift

January 11, 1935 - October 20, 2016

Phyllis Joyce Swift, 81, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away October 20, 2016. She was born January 11, 1935 in Bronx, NY to Herman and Amalia Schwabe, now deceased.

Phyllis had three brothers. Arthur Schwabe, wife Jean of Greenwich, CT, Herman, wife Irene Schwabe of Clinton, PA, and Paul, Schwabe, now deceased, of Fajardo, PR.

Phyllis began her professional career in the secretarial pool at IBM in New York City. She married Harold Swift in 1955, and they both relocated to Mechanicsburg, PA to work at a new IBM distribution facility.

She left IBM in 1960 to raise three boys, while involved in the local Women’s Club, PTA, and as a Republican Committee-Woman for over 20 years.

After moving to suburban Philadelphia in 1967, Phyllis resumed her professional career as Office Manager for the PA State Representative for Montgomery/Bucks County, PA.

When her husband’s job moved to Central PA, she began a new career as a Realtor that spanned over 20 years, receiving multiple awards for outstanding performance.

She was a devoted mother and wife, adored her grandchildren and always provided a listening ear for support and provided wise advice.

In her retirement she and her husband continued to travel to their home away from home in Bermuda, and to Germany to meet distant relatives. She remained active in social organizations and was involved in “Toys for Tots”.

She is remembered by many as a lifelong friend, a caregiver to extended family and friends, especially known for her cooking, and warm hospitality.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Harold Swift of N. Fort Myers; three children, David Swift of Fort Lauderdale, Brian Swift, his wife Patti and their daughter Nicole of Henderson, KY, and Mark Swift, his wife Dawn and their sons Matthew and Bobby, of Larkspur, CO.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Phyllis can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908.

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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