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Philip Briscoe Swann, 94, of Hollywood, formerly of Hyattsville, died Dec. 20, 2012, surrounded by his family in Callaway.
Born July 18, 1918, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Philip Briscoe and Viola Catherine Lawrence Swann.
He was the husband of Charlotte V. (Morris) Swann, whom he married in 1948.
He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Swann of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Bernard Martin “Reds” Swann, Anthony Swann Sr., Regina Swann Flecker and Lawrence Swann.
He graduated from Eastern High School in 1938 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army Parachute Infantry from July 3, 1941, to Nov. 15, 1945. He served during World War II in Central Europe and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
He worked as a pressman for Merkle Press in Glen Dale for 36 years, retiring May 20, 1981.
He was a member of the Graphic Communication Conferences, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 72. His hobbies included history, fishing, crabbing, watching the Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers to be recited at 7 p.m., at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Att: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403; and/or St. John Francis Regis Catholic Parish, 43950 St. John’s Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.