Condolences to the Swan Family

FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to the family of retired Deputy Fire Chief Leonard Swan.

Deputy Chief Leonard Swan

August 27, 1943 – May 18, 2023

Funeral Details for Leonard Swan:

A private cremation already took place with the family. The memorial service information is as follows:

Shook Funeral Home is located at 639 Van Houten Ave Clifton NJ 07013

Friday, May 26, 2023

5 to 8 PM

Attention all members, the family is requesting an honor guard for the service. 

Ret. Dep. Chief Leonard Swan, CFD, 79, of Clifton, passed away on May 18, 2023. Born in Passaic, he was a lifelong resident of Clifton. A parishioner of St. Paul’s RC Church, Leonard proudly served his country in the US Army, 1st Cavalry Division, during the Vietnam War.

Leonard joined the Clifton Fire Department in October 1968, he became Lieutenant in 1978, Captain in 1988, and Deputy Chief in November 1991, retiring in 2002 after 33 years of service, and had served as the Region III representative of the NJ Paid Fire Deputy Chiefs Association.

After retiring, Leonard was an Adjunct Professor at Passaic County Community College and a substitute teacher at Eastside High School and the Harp Academy, Paterson. Later, he worked as a Probation Officer for the Passaic County Probation Office, Paterson, for many years. Leonard was a member of the Clifton Elks Lodge #1569, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #510, FMBA # 21, and numerous civic organizations.

Beloved husband for over 50 years of Carol (Stramiello) Swan. Devoted father of Anthony T. Swan of Clifton. Dear brother of Robert, Albert, and William Swan.

Memorial Gathering Friday 5-8 PM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.

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