Obituary of Barbara H. Swiss
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barbara Swiss, 88, of Westernville, on October 12, 2023, at Rome Health.
Born in Rome, NY, in 1935 to Albert and Marion Herriman, Barbara attended Remsen Central School and SUNY Oswego, earning her bachelor’s degree in teaching. She married Stanley W. Swiss on June 24 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Barbara devoted 28 years to teaching in the Rome City School District, but her most cherished role was being a mother to her five children. She found joy in travel, especially to Alaska and Sanibel Island, and cherished moments at the family camp in Beaver River. Barbara was a skilled artist and quilter, sharing these passions with her friends.
She is survived by her son Kevin Swiss and Regina Rich of Rome, NY, daughters, Virginia (Russell) Thompson of Beaver River, NY, Valerie Swiss and Richard Lee of Macedon, NY, Kimberly (Todd) VanDresar of Westernville, NY, and daughter-in-law Sue Swiss of Rome, NY. Her legacy continues through her grandchildren: Clinton, Chelsea, Tyler, Dustin, Joshua, Hannah, and Madison and her great grandchildren: Piper, Annalise, Jack, Charlotte, and Oliver. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Stanley, son Gregory Swiss, brother Jack Herriman, and sister Vivian Jenkins.
As per Barbara's wishes, a private service took place on October 16, 2023, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Boonville, NY.
The family is deeply grateful to the caring and compassionate staff at Rome Health for their dedicated support.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807. W. Chestnut Street.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Barbara Swiss, please visit our Tree Store