George W. Swift 1930 - 2008 Lawrence
Private family inurnment for George W. Swift, 77, Lawrence, will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Swift died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park.He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Blue Rapids, the son of George Arthur and Phyllis Claypool Swift. He received his doctorate from Kansas University.Mr. Swift served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant during the Korean War. He was a distinguished professor emeritus of chemical and petroleum engineering at KU. He served as chairman of the department from 1985 to 1988.He was an elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME. He was awarded the Deane E. Ackers Professorship, the Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the School of Engineering at KU, the Cedric K. Ferguson Medal of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and many awards for outstanding classroom teaching. Mr. Swift also served as associate dean of the Graduate School at KU from 1968 to 1969.He married Carolyn Oliver on Jan. 21, 1956, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Lynn Anderson, King of Prussia, Pa., and Mary Swift, Rochester, N.Y.; a son, George W., Lawrence; and a granddaughter, Kathleen Anderson.The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Senior Services Senior Meals Program, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Swift.