Walter A. "Bud" Swasey


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Walter A. "Bud" Swasey, Jr.
April 12, 1927
August 19, 2020




Portland – Walter A. "Bud” Swasey, Jr passed away peacefully at his home at 75 Seventy Five State Street.
Bud was born in Portland, the son of Bernice Coyne Swasey Kinney and Walter A. Swasey.  He graduated from Deering High and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Philippines.  Shortly after the war, he went to work as an automotive machinist at American Gear Co, which over the years, became United Auto Parts, Autowize and Big A.
After retiring, he and his second wife, Della traveled extensively across the country, eventually living in Arizona during the winter months.  He always looked forward to coming back to Maine in the summer, never wanting to be far from the ocean.  
He had many hobbies over the years, including golf, bowling, square dancing and woodworking.  He became very proficient at building furniture for his home.  He was always available to help his neighbors fix or repair one thing or another, being known as their “MacGyver”.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Betty and second wife, Della.  
He is survived by a son, Alan Swasey and his wife, Brenda of Mesa, AZ; a daughter, Sharron Drew and her partner, Michael Moon of Plymouth, Maine; and daughter, Diane Warren and husband, Bruce of Portland, Maine; five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  
At his request, there will be no service.  
The family wants to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the outstanding staff at Seventy Five State Street for the care, compassion and love they showed for our Dad/Grampy.

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