James Swartz Obituary

James Robert Swartz
James Robert Swartz

December 7, 1932 - September 8, 2019
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Carol Stream, Illinois


James Robert Swartz, age 86, beloved husband of Marie, passed away on September 8, 2019. He was the son of the late James and Albie Swartz; loving father of Wendy Kotsakis, James (Maria) Swartz, Melody (Jeff Hubbell) Swartz, and Daniel (Kelly) Swartz; and proud grandfather of Corey and Kyler Kotsakis, Iliana, Amara, and Jaron Swartz and Kyra (Tony) Wasim, Benjamin Hubbell, and Parker, Ryan and Gavin Swartz.

After graduating from Morton High School in Berwyn, Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, where he was trained as a meteorologist and stationed in Newfoundland. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed for 30 years with Sears Roebuck where he received several patents and got to travel the world. He raised his family in Glen Ellyn, and in later years could often be seen around town attending his grandchildren’s various school functions and sporting activities. As a handyman, he loved working on projects and building things at his tool bench. He also had a passion for photography and playing the piano.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 1 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, 550 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Donations can be made in his honor to the Barnabas Fund at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, which is used to assist families who encounter a financial need.




Memorial Service
First Presbyterian
550 N Main Street
Glen Ellyn , IL US 60137
Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:00 PM