Harold Swartz

Sam Swartz

Tuesday, May 5th, 1931 - Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Harold “Sam” Dean Swartz, 88, passed away in Monte Vista Colorado on September 26, 2019. Harold was born on May 5, 1931 in Denver, Colorado to Oscar Schwartz and Iylene Palmer.

Harold’s chosen profession in his life was teaching which he dedicated 20 years of his life to educating the youth. Other than teaching he also worked as a ranch manager, truck driver, mechanic, carpenter, and worked with the Rail Road Bridge Gang. He always enjoyed tinkering to pass the time and never failed to have a project in his garage whether it be a car, truck, motorcycle, or tractor. He loved watching sports, especially high school and college sports.

Harold is survived by his children, John E. Swartz of Salida, and James (Sabra) Swartz of Crane, Montana. His siblings, Charles Walsh of Albuquerque, and Leslie Lutz of Laguna Beach, California. As well as numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Cleo Mae Swartz. And his parents, Oscar Schwartz and Iylene Palmer and Ann and Bo Walsh.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa. Burial will take place after services at the City of Alamosa Cemetery. Casual attire would be preferred by the family for those who attend services. Contributions are suggested to the Special Olympics and may be made in care of the funeral home office. To express condolences, please visit
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary Alamosa
    205 State Ave
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Interment

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 3:00pm
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2150 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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