William “Bill” Swarts, 93, of Stroudsburg, Pa., died March 18, 2020. Born in New York City, he lived in Denville for over 40 years and also had lived in Buffalo, N.Y., for several years.
Dr. Swarts graduated from New York University in 1950 and received his doctorate in chemistry from Purdue University in 1952.
He served in World War II in the Air Corps as a medic in the Gunnery Division.
He was interested in ecology and worked to encourage Denville to do more in the way of recycling by attending community meetings and writing letters. He and his wife, Rose, worked as servers once a month at the Morristown Soup Kitchen for about 25 years.
He enjoyed playing bridge.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rose (Davis); his son, Steve of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and his daughter, Ilene (Jeff) Austin of Stroudsburg, Pa.
Services were held March 22 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Dover.