David T. "Dave" Swartz, 72, of Somers, beloved husband of Gerry (Kane) Swartz, peacefully entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Dave was born in Boston, MA on September 29, 1946, the loving son of the late William and Carol (Tibbott) Swartz. He was raised in Framingham, MA. Dave worked in commercial construction for over 40 years as a crane operator and was most recently employed with Fleming Transportation in Suffield, CT. He was a great sailor and helped his family operate Marina America in Stamford, CT. Dave had a passion for racing cars and enjoyed fishing. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He will be remembered as an amazing father, husband and friend. In addition to his wife, Gerry, Dave is survived by his two daughters, Susan Swartz of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Stephanie Swartz and her fiancé, Paul Joseph (PJ) Fleck, both of Somers; three brothers, William Swartz and his wife, Ruth and Peter Swartz and his wife, Lee, all of Annapolis, MD, and John Swartz and his wife, Judith of Campbell, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers, CT 06071. A Mass will be held in memory of Dave at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at All Saints Church, 25 School Street, Somersville, CT 06072. A funeral procession will gather at the funeral home at 9:00 am. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dave's name may be made to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue Inc, PO BOX 808, HUDSON, MA 01749.