Anson D. Swindell, age 79, of 5030 State Route 96A, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 12, 2019.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 South Main Street in Ovid, NY. A funeral service will then follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home. Prayers of committal with Military Honors will be held at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, NY.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in Anson’s memory to the Ovid VFW Post #6200, PO Box 1, Ovid, NY 14521.

Anson was born in Newbern, North Carolina on June 6, 1940, a son of the late Thomas Odell Swindell and Mariah Ann Hall. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the US Army and began a 27 year career that took him and his family around the world. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War 1970-1971 and retired as a Master Sergeant from Seneca Army Depot in 1988. In his retirement, he enjoyed photography, bowling and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Anson was also a member of the VFW Post #6200 in Ovid.

Anson is survived by his daughters, Anastasia Swindell of Newburgh, NY and Wapeka Swindell of Romulus, NY; his grandchildren, Stephania Swindell, and Santos Rivera III, both of Saugerties, NY, Raisa Rivera, Adrianna Rivera and Aaliyah Lewis, all of Newburgh, NY; his great grandchildren, Leonardo Swindell and Nya Rivera; his sister, Elsie Fenwick of NC and the mother of his children, Monique Swindell of Newburgh, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Freddie L. Hawkins.