Daniel Todd Swinarski
January 30, 1964 – January 2, 2019
Daniel T. Swinarski, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was born on January 30th, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away suddenly on Jan. 2nd, 2019 at the age of 54.
He was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale Florida and a three year varsity letterman in Football and Wresting (1982 FHSAA 3A State Runner Up 167lbs). He went on to attend the University Of Central Florida and was a licensed General Contractor in South Florida for over 34 years.
Dan will be forever remembered by his former wife and friend Robin Lloyd and by his parents Ella Swinarski and Donald Swinarski (deceased), his brothers Ted (Tara) and Chip (Sherry) Swinarski. Nieces and nephews Amber, Ava, Jacob and Joey Swinarski and extended family and dear friends.
Visitation will be held at Quattlebaum Funeral Center 6411 Parker Ave. West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday January 10th from 6pm-8pm and Funeral Services on Friday, January 11th at 11:00am, St Luke Catholic Church 2892 S. Congress Ave Palm Springs, FL 3346. A Luncheon will follow.
- Ella Swinarski, Mother
- Robyn Lloyd, Friend
- Ted (Tara) Swinarski, Brother
- Chip (Sherry) Swinarski, Brother
- Donald Swinarski, Father
- Mr. Swinarski also leaves nieces and nephews Amber, Ava, Jacob and Joey Swinarski and other extended family and dear friends to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
Daniel Todd Swinarski
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Jean-Claude Dorsainvil Jr
January 11, 2019
My condolences to the entire Swinarski family.
I was blessed to spend some time with Dan and others approximately 9 years ago on a trip to the Tampa St Pete area. It was a 4th of July weekend. It had been 15 years since I had last seen Dan. We sang Buffett songs, and talked about the “Glory Days”. It was like it was only a couple weeks since we last spoke. The memories we shared from our high school and college days were, and still are, unforgettable. I was blessed when you all welcomed me into your home and lives as a friend and teammate. At UCF we were roommates for a while. When he accidentally set fire to our apartment cooking Fries we “acquired” from McDonalds, I could only laugh. Only Dan! In just a few years we had experienced so much. He taught me how to Scuba Dive while tipsy. He introduced me to Jimmy Buffett, and the Rocky Horror Picture show. From the time we graduated in 82’, my father always asked about Dan, and he always had a smile on his face when he said Dan’s name. No matter the circumstance, Dan knew how to make people laugh and smile . We were like brothers back in the day. We always remained friends. God bless you all. I’ll never forget you, and your kindness. Much love.
Becci (Adams) Leri-Powell
January 9, 2019
I’m sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. It’s been many years, but I have many fond memories of Dan and his family. The parties at the house on Taft Street, midnight trips to the Keys, the massive bar he built in my first apartment, Gator Growl when Dan had to carry me into all the parties because Ted drove over my foot, but most importantly; Dan’s love and compassion for his friends and family.
My thoughts and prayers for the family. Dan will be missed. Walk peacefully through Heaven Dan 💕
Xoxo, Becci Adams Leri-Powell
January 4, 2019
LOL..so freaking many, however since today is my mothers birthday i'll have the pleasure of sharing this story. My mom had made her home made Italian Gravy, chicken parm, salad, pasta, rolls, everything. It was Teddy, Dan, Chip, Joe & Steve Dombrowski . We chowed down and everyone one seriously stuffed, when all of a sudden Dan let out the biggest burp. We laughed and then my mom picked up her fork and said to him "you ever do that again, I will stab you in the eye with this fork" lol.. Dan goes, "but its a compliment in Europe"!!!! my parents loved him, gonna miss ya Spot xoxoxo.
Lt Col Dan Daley
January 4, 2019
Dan & I became friends our freshman year at Chaminade HS in 1978. He was a football player & wrestler for 3 years at Chaminade. After his/our Jr year, Dan & younger brother Chip, transfered to St Thomas, where Dan was a wrestling state runner-up, in 1982.
Swin definitely had his own unique form of wrestling. Many of his famous "moves" are likely still not named & likely still giving coach Joe Bertolone heart palpitations. But he was always at practice, always worked hard, was incredibly tough, and was always fun to be around.
Rest In Peace, Brother Swinarski!