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Dolly H. Swift, 67, of Freeman Road, the first woman member of the Middleport Rotary Club and a former president, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 1999) in Medina Memorial Hospital.

Born Dolly Hurd in Port Allegany, Pa., she had lived in Middleport since 1952.

Mrs. Swift was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Bishop's Committee Mothers Group.

She was a counselor of Rotary Youth Exchange students, a Rotary Ann group leader, a 4-H teacher and leader, a teacher of English as a second language and an amateur radio operator.

Mrs. Swift was a member of the Civil Defense Radio Alert, a Boy Scout badge counselor and a host mother for students from other countries.

She also was a member of the Lilac Twig of Medina Memorial Hospital, part of a prison ministry for the Full Gospel Group, and a Catholic catechism teacher. In addition, she had been a Girl Scout uniform exchange chairwoman and a member of the Barge Canal Art Center.

Her husband, Donald, died in 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald L. of Ontario, N.Y.; Thomas J. of New York City and Patrick J. of Niagara Falls; three daughters, Carolyn J.A. of Washington, D.C., Susan Swift Sharcot of Kenmore and Nancy Swift DeVito of Patchogue; two brothers, Tim Hurd of Pennsylvania and Tom Hurd of Texas; two sisters, Kathleen Mager of Batavia and Judy Euber of Pennsylvania; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 19 Vernon St. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery.


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