Frank L. Swaney, age 58
 of 3444 West Covert Road, Interlaken, passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the .
 In keeping with Frank’s wishes, there will be no public services. The family asks those who wish to remember Frank in the form of a contribution to kindly consider the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4043 Maple Road Suite 105, Amherst, New York 14226.
 Frank was born in Ithaca on May 4, 1954, a son of the late Andrew and Betty (Hoyt) Swaney. After obtaining his Associate’s Degree from Finger Lakes Community College, Frank began working as a carpet installer for Carpet Bazaar in Ithaca. In 2007, due to his leukemia diagnosis, Frank retired after 35 years of service.  
  Frank loved carpentry and completed many custom projects around his home and restored many antiques. Truly a gifted artist in many areas, Frank would draw incredibly detailed sketches. He worked for countless hours in the yard growing many varieties of vegetables and caring for multiple flower beds. His family and friends will deeply miss joining him around the bonfire to hear him sing and play guitar.
 Frank is survived by his wife, Amy Jo Swaney of Interlaken; three children, Ericka (Jeff) Babineau of Highland, Jason (Bettina) Swaney of Manassas, VA, and Joseph (Cecily) Hill of Trumansburg; six grandchildren; three siblings, Andrew (Maureen) Swaney of VA, Phillip Swaney of Interlaken, and Sue (Joe) Bernagozzi of FL; and many nieces and nephews.


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