Nov. 23, 1978 – July 4, 2015
Joseph R. “Big Joe” Swain the Town of Tonawanda, a Federal Express employee, died unexpectedly Saturday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 36.
A 1997 graduate of Kenmore East High School, Mr. Swain attended Niagara University and was working for the international shipping department of Federal Express in the Town of Tonawanda. He also had worked for United Health Group.
Family members said his smile and easygoing nature won him many friends.
Survivors include four brothers, Terry, Santrell Green, Elijah and Emanuel; a sister, Noelle; his mother, Maryann O’Connor; and grandmother, Edna Smith.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.