Obituaries

Thomas Allen Swanson

December 2, 1944 - April 18, 2019

Thomas Allen Swanson, 74, of Batavia passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019.  Tom was born December 2, 1944, in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Ollie and Evy Swanson.

Tom was raised in Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School.  Tom enjoyed spending his free time outdoors.  If you didn’t find Tom in his garage tinkering with something or socializing with friends you would find him outdoors fishing, hunting or gardening.

He is survived by his devoted wife Carol (nee Fagiano), loving daughter Laura Swanson, and cherished grandchildren Kayla Swanson and Kasey Swanson, as well as other family and friends that he loved dearly.  Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his son Ken, his brother Peter , nephew Eric.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL.  Interment will be held private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name to The American Cancer Society – Batavia, 143 1st St, Batavia, IL 60510 

Guest Book

  • Jim & Deb Hankes May God bless you and keep you during this sad time. May you find rest! We don't get a paper and didn't realize Tom had passed until tonight too late to come to the service - our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
  • Kevin Hambel To Carol and family. My sincerest condolences, my heart goes out to you and your family. I met Tom when I was at Hitchcock Publishing and I can honestly say I never met anyone more caring and concerned about another's well-being. He always did the worrying for you. It's something I'll never forget.
  • Steve Kallinger (Weave) To Carol and Laurie, Suzy and I send our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom always made me laugh with his corny jokes and stories. You never knew what was going to come out of his mouth, especially in the boat when the fish weren't biting. I'm going to miss him.
  • Rita Trallis I cannot find one memory of Tom that doesn't bring a huge smile. A gentle caring soul that brightened our world with joy and laughter and kindness. I feel so lucky to have known him. Carol, thinking of you with much love and great sympathy for your loss. Thank you for sharing the gift of Tom.
  • John Peggs To Carol & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm gonna miss my fishing buddy.
  • Jon & Pam Lacey Carol & Family, Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers through this most difficult time. Jon will truly miss his special friend... We will cherish his memories always . Love, Jon & Pam