Robert C. Swinson, Jr.

  • Died: October 4, 2019
  • Location: Delaware

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Robert was a resident of Delaware at the time of passing.

He received his Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University, NC.

A visitation will be held on Monday October 14, 2019 from 10-11AM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. Funeral service will follow at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720. AT present I cannot make viewing or funeral because I have to get my treatment for cancer in Dover and impossible to get there and my appointment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in his name.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Rob from Toastmasters, and how passionate he gave his award winning speeches above the club level. Blessings to the entire family as you celebrate his life and legacy.

Posted by Mike Barker - Wilmington, DE   October 15, 2019

Rob was a dear friend and Toastmaster in the Greater Newark Area Toastmasters club. He touched many lives with his gift of speech and evaluation. He was always ready and willing to take on any role that was left open on the agenda. His smile was contagious and his deep voice reminded me of a radio talk show host.

Rob made sure he was available to attend GNAT's anniversary every 5 years. We will certainly miss him at our 65th Anniversary next year.

Rest in peace , Toastmaster Rob Swinson.

Carmen Lee Pow - President/GNAT

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2019

I am deeply saddened to learn, this evening, of Rob's passing. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Rob as an intelligent and talented student and member of the Gunning Bedford Band, who was fun to have in the band room. Rob, Mike, and the Swinson family contributed greatly to our band and school.
Diana and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Steve Breffitt - Newark, DE   October 14, 2019

I will always treasure the memories and life lessons shared during our years at Duke. I'll never forget him.
Amber Nattin Thomas

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2019

I'm so very deeply hurt by Robs passing. Rob was my tutor for the LSAT and was the reason I achieved a decent score. He took his job seriously and was always there for his students; he learned how to work with my ADHD and other setbacks. I cannot tell you how much of a shock this is. But more importantly than anything, Rob Swinson was a follower of Jesus Christ and had accepted Jesus as his savior so Rob is happier than all of us right now.
Tonight Jesus will learn a thing or two about taking the LSAT

Posted by Brooks Witzke - Delmar, DE   October 13, 2019

Rob was my "younger Toastmasters brother" and such a gifted man. He had so many talents, and I will miss him a great deal. He believed in sharing his gifts to help others succeed, too.

A gifted communicator. He is a past Toastmasters District 18 Speech Evaluation Contest Champion. He was the District's Newsletter Editor, and was one of the Mentors when the Greater Elkton Area Toastmasters Club was formed 25 years ago. An entire community has continued to benefit from his contributions since then.

His voice was incredible; unlike any other I have known.

For me, personally, he allowed me to stay in his home for a week when I returned to Delaware.

Rob is a testament to service, perseverance, excellence, and friendship.

He touched a lot of lives, and I am humbled to have been among them.

Posted by Dan Durishan - Wilmington, DE - friend   October 13, 2019

Rob was my boyfriend at Duke and always had such a kind heart. Life is certainly precious.

Posted by Tiffani Sherman    October 12, 2019

I knew Rob back when he was a Toastmaster with the Greater Newark Toastmasters. He had a wonderful sense of humor and I enjoyed speaking with him.

Posted by David Harrell - Wilmington, DE   October 12, 2019

Didn't know him for very long but it was a pleasure when he moved briefly to SC. So shocked.......

Posted by Spencer Gwin - Greenville, SC   October 12, 2019

I am shocked and beyond words. I am so sad that this happened. Rob was a wonderful young man. He loved the Lord and he loved everyone. To Bob, his father, may you find comfort in God's word. You will see your son again in Heaven where you once again will fly kites together. Be not afraid, God goes before you alway and
God raised him up on kites (eagles wings)

Posted by Joanne Minchini - Newark, DE   October 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Rob's passing. I know you were all so very proud of him and all of his accomplishments. I will keep all of Rob's family and friends in my prayers and pray for peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Posted by Candie and Joe Rudzinski - Sophia, NC   October 11, 2019

My condolences go out to the family at this time.

Posted by Karen Christian - Delaware City, DE   October 11, 2019

Sorry for your loss.
Mr. Swinson will be missed teaching the GMAT/GRE Class at Morgan State University.

Posted by Annie Tarachand    October 11, 2019


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by J. Parker & W. Black - West Chester, PA - student   October 11, 2019


Diana and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace in your heart at this time. We are keeping you in our thoughts and Prayers.

Posted by Bill and Maureen Murphy - Delaware City, DE   October 10, 2019