Ralph C. Swanson

Ralph C. Swanson, 91, of Hopper Road, Forestville, passed away Saturday, Sept/ 18, 202.1 at his residence. He was born on the family farm in the Town of Hanover, on July 16, 1930, the son of the late Gifford and Dorcas (Clement) Swanson.

Husband of Carolyn M. (Workoff) Swanson of Forestville, father of Diana Bifaro, of Forestville; and Barbara Grady, of Fredonia. Grandfather of; Jason Bifaro, Carrie Ann (Joe) Mueller, Stacey (Pat) Pur-pera, Matthew (Elizabeth) Szocki and Timothy (Megan) Szocki and great grandfather of Waylon & Hank Bifaro, Ralph Mueller, Jack Purpera and Luke Szocki.

He was predeceased by his parents Gifford and Dorcas (Clement) Swanson, brothers Clifford, Gifford, Glenn Swanson, Wilner Swanson & Wilma Bowyer (twins) and another sister Blossom Domenico.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 3-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. David Watson, pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Department, Inc., PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, %Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136. To post condolences or memories go to www. riles andwoolleyfuneralhome.com