Henry A. Swain

Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 7, 2020.

December 14, 1924 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 95)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020
at home in Woodstock, MD.

Henry was born in Baltimore, MD on December 14,
1924 to the late Catherine Hannah and Clarence
Raymond Swain.

Henry grew up in Washington, DC. After graduating
Anacostia High School
Henry served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1960.

After his Navy service, Henry graduated with a BA from American University followed
by a Masters degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. He then served as the
Minister at several local Churches including Bells Methodist, Petworth Methodist,
Faith Methodist, and Lanham Methodist until his retirement in 1989.

On December 9, 1990 Henry married Betsy O'Branovich and they resided in
St.Petersburg until 2009. While in St. Petersburg, Henry served as the Minister at
Westminster Shores Nursing Home.

In 2009, they moved back to Maryland to be close to family. Henry's hobbies and
interests included Amateur Radio, model trains, and baseball.

Henry is survived by his wife Betsy, former wife Beverly Edwards; son Stephen
Swain; step-son Robert O'Branovich (Johanna); grandson Scott Swain (Kathy); step
grandson Steven O'Branovich; and three great grandchildren Ryan, Sarah, and Tyler

Due to the COVID pandemic, a funeral service will be held at a future date.

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