Frank George Swanda

March 16, 1924June 30, 2013

Frank G. Swanda died June 30, 2013. He was born March 16, 1924, in Oklahoma City, to Frank and Agnes Swanda. He attended Central High School before joining the army. After serving in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the European Theater from 1943-1946, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Frank was married to Dorothy Wills on July 9, 1947. He started his career as a sheet metal contractor at Swanda Brothers Roofing and Sheet Metal. Later he was co-owner of Meridian Sheet Metal, Inc. Frank was a faithful and active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He was a devoted member of the Clyde Harrison Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, an avid gardener, and a tennis player. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Helen Brown, and his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by a son John, of San Francisco, David and Susan Swanda of Oklahoma City, and a daughter, Susie Reynolds of Oklahoma City, grandchildren, Sarah Reynolds, Kate Luber and her husband Bryan, and Jack Swanda, and his great-grandaughter, Heidi. Private family graveside services will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial service and celebration of Frank’s life at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 N.W. 15, at 10:00 a.m. on July 3. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Foundation fund.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Frank George Swanda

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Machelle Wright

July 3, 2013

GOD Bless you and your family during the loss of your dad.

July 3, 2013

Susie, sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you Mike McElroy

Sandy Adcox

July 3, 2013

May The Lord comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow. The Lord can wipe away all tears. Your in our prayers.

Patty Hendrick Hunt

July 3, 2013

Frank and my father, Bob Hendrick, were St. Luke's buddies. They always had a joke to share. I will always think of Frank laughing. God bless your family on the loss of a true gentleman.

July 2, 2013

Very sorry to loose Frank. He will be missed. Harry Wilson, Rotary and St. Luke's.

Ray & Rosalie Seebeck

July 2, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.