Rita Agnes (Keogh) Swank

RITA ( Rochester Y.W.C.A & American Red Cross )

BORN 19 November 1923

​DIED 4 May 2016

Rita was a major supporter of Camp Onanda.  While with the YWCA, Rita often assisted in finding potential camp staff from her position there and with Red Cross.  She was a close friend to many of the staff and joined in our reunions as well. 

Obituary of Rita Swank

Rita (Keogh) Swank 1923-2016

Canandaigua- Rita (Keogh) Swank, age 92, passed away on May 4, 2016 at Hospeace House in Naples, NY.

She is survived by her son, Keith Jr. (Teresa) Swank, granddaughter, Katy Swank and Donny DeClerck as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Keith Swank Sr. in 1993.

Rita was born in Rochester NY and made it her home. From the CYO to the YWCA, she spent years around the pool, teaching people to swim. She retired from the Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross as the Director of Health and Safety.

In her Florida retirement, she continued to work tirelessly as a Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer.

Rita enjoyed playing golf, shopping, dining out, and playing cards.

Special thanks to the staff of Quail Summit for their care and to Linda Stannard for her friendship.

Friends may call on, Monday, May 9th from 4-7 pm at Fuller Funeral Home, Inc. 190 Buffalo St. Canandaigua. A 7 pm memorial service will follow at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or Hospeace House in Naples, NY.