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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Daniel Swift


Interment - Private

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The funeral service will be live streamed on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM Central Time.
We invite you to record a video, sharing a story or memory of Daniel Swift. Your private recording will only be shared with the family.

Memorial Contributions

Trinity International University
(College Fund)
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Your Favorite Charity of Your Choice


Daniel Gary Swift, beloved husband, devoted father, loving son, dear brother, treasured nephew, dear cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, and beloved friend. In His sovereignty, the Lord called Daniel into eternity after many years of dedicated service to the Lord, his family, and his community. A private funeral and graveside service, with limited numbers due to Covid, will take place at 11 am on Monday, January 25, at Acacia Cemetery in Norridge, IL. You may join remotely to watch the livestream at A private gathering for Shiva will take place for the immediate family following the funeral. Plans will be forthcoming for a memorial gathering by Zoom in thirty days (Shloshim). Thank you for your prayers for the Swift family during this season. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the student scholarship fund at Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, or to a charitable organization of your choice. Thank you. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Daniel Swift below and
we will share them with the family.

Rhonda Latho.

My heart is breaking for you and the family. Dan was a great addition to our family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Noah and Matthew I will always remember how your dad's eye lit up when he watched you play. He could hardly contain his smile when he spoke of you. You were the pride and joy of his life. He would have gone to the moon and back for you and your mom. Know we are always here for you. Love Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Rich.

Rosemary Iddings Wilhelm

I am sorry for your loss. I pray you are comforted by precious memories.

Kathleen Boyd

I have been friends with Dan's Sister Janet, since childhood.
As Dan matured, it was evident that he had prepared his heart to be a Good and Faithful servant of our Lord.
My favorite memory of Dan was up at Family Camp in Michigan.
This was after Noah was born.
We were sitting on a bench, watching the children play.
I said to him, "How are you Dan?"
He responded, "Kathleen, I am so Blessed. I never even dreamed my life could be this good, I have everything I have ever wanted."
He just smiled a moment, into the distance, and his happiness poured out upon me.
What an inspiration. May his words and his Faith be a blessing to us all.

Chris Firestone

I mostly knew Dan through his boys. They had great love and respect for him. They would often tell me of his wisdom and how it had impacted their lives. I know he loved his family and worked hard to make it the living community that I came to know and adore. I look forward to knowing him better in eternity.

Michael Hillel

May the Almighty comfort the family among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may He give grace and strength in this most desperate time of need.

Matthew Gliebe

I'm very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the Swift family.

Olga Dominguez

So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you his peace and comfort your soul.

Ron Gazlay

I have known Dan for a very long time! He was a very fine man and a wonderful example to our community! We send our love and prayers to Dans family as we all mourn his passing! May the Lord bless you and give you peace during this difficult time! May his memory be a blessing to all!

Daniel Juster

Dear Swift Family. It has been so many years and our memories of you and your family and relatives are so dear. I trust that God's love and comfort will be experienced deeply by you all. We know up close the pain of loss and the comfort that is ours as well.

Pamela Smith

When the Lord took Daniel home and I stopped to think about how long I have known him I was shocked to realize I have actually known him for thirty six years. It seems like yesterday and Dan did not seem to age (he did get some grey hairs) or to change at all. He always had such a great working knowledge of Scripture, an air of maturity about him and an infectious smile. Whenever there was a difficult question in our Torah class everyone would look to him for the answer and he always had one. I consider it such a blessing in my life to have known him. And I do pray that Holy Spirit will completely surround and fill Laurie, Matthew and Noah with the love and peace of God during this temporary time of separation from Dan. We all still love him and we love you too.

Eugine Tsai

When we heard about the news, Carrie and I were so sad. We are so sorry for this great lost. We still remember the wonderful time with your family at Etz Chaim. We will keep praying for your family.

George Carrasquilla

Dan and I met as freshman and have been best friends for 31 years. We spent many nights in my basement shooting billiards as we talked about getting married and having a family. We both went on to attend UIC where we created many great memories with our Fraternity Brothers from Sigma Alpha Mu. When Dan did finally meet Laurie, his soul mate and had his 2 boys, he was never happier! They were the pride and joy of his world! As an honest and trusting friend and a very knowledgeable scholar in many topics, he will truly be missed by all!! You died much too young!!!

Nancy Jaffe

Two words come to mind when I think of Dan: steadfast servant. His faithful walk with The LORD truly reflected the exhortation in 1 Corinthians 15:58 Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of The LORD, knowing that your labor for Him is not in vain. While God led us in different directions since first meeting in the early 1990s at Adat HaTivah, whenever our paths crossed briefly, he continued to convey his genuine faith in Messiah, his love for his family and close friends and his ongoing integrity while having a twinkle in his eye as he expressed his deep gratitude to The LORD. May the assurance that Dan is now in the eternal joy filled Presence of The LORD give Laurie, Noah, Matthew, extended family and friends much comfort and peace.

Michael Harris

Dan was my friend I met in college in engineering school at UIC. We joined Sigma Alpha Mu and became life long friends. He was always there as one of the smartest and wisest men in the room. He had a gift for listening and providing a great advice when asked. We both went our separate ways after graduation. However, we always stayed connected and he had attended all of parties, picnics at my house. My wife Linda and I will always remember how he helped us build our deck with my kids and finished out our basement so the kids could have parties too.

We will miss you Daniel, Rest In Peace.

Kenneth Rapoport

Dan was one of my best friends. Dan was my fraternity pledge son, and we formed a long lasting friendship. He was one of the wisest people I knew, a deep thinker and always ready to engage in discourse over philsophical or spiritual issues. We traveled the east cost together, had long talks at his house or mine, or talked shop at his window treatment showroom at Glover. I will truly miss him terribly.

Pawel Kubiak

I worked for Dan 10 years. He was my favorite boss; a gentle soul, kind, full of respect for others. I loved his dry sense of humor; it was like a light emanating from within him, even in the midst of stressful situations at work. He wasn't a macho type, never angry, never added any extra tension. Yes, he could be clumsy, but I liked that, it made him even more human. And he was a great conversationalist, a very professional salesman, I know how clients loved him for that.

Last year, when Covid19 happened, I told him, "Dan, please be careful", and he replied, "I know, I'm one of the vulnerable ones," and then added, "I'll do my best, but if God calls me, well...I'm ready." It suck with me, because we never discussed spirituality before. I knew he was religious, and he knew I had a philosophy degree from Poland and practiced meditations. We didn't feel any need to be intrusive about all that. The mutual respect was always there, present beyond words. That's what I also liked about working with Dan: We were able to enjoy the silence, just smile at each other. I miss him already.
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