PATRICIA SWOYER-SALBER Obituary (2022) – Jupiter, FL

SWOYER-SALBER PATRICIA “PATTY” died on February 23, 2022 at the age of 68, 33 months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. She was predeceased by her husband and hero, James M. Salber, her parents George Ryan Swoyer and Jeanne Patterson Jopson, and her older sister, Ellen Swoyer Manning. She is survived by her sisters, Susan McAtee Lloyd, Mary Swoyer-Larson, Anne Swoyer and her beloved dog Oz. Patty flew all over the world, first with a charter airline and then as a corporate flight attendant, a job she loved. She had an army of friends, many of whom she knew throughout her life, who tell love stories of her boldness, fierce loyalty, fearlessness, bravery, passion, beauty and stubbornness. These traits have helped her create a most abundant life with no regrets. Donations in her honor can be made at A memorial service has yet to be determined, but she wanted this poem read: Do not stand at my grave and weep not, I do not am not there, I do Do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds blowing, I am the snow falling gently. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening cereals. I am in the silence of the morning, I am in the graceful race Of beautiful birds in circular flight, I am the brilliance of the stars of the night. I’m in the blooming flowers, I’m in a quiet room. I’m in the birds singing, I’m in every beautiful thing. Don’t stay on my grave and don’t cry, I’m not there. I don’t die. -Mary Elizabeth Frye

Published by The Philadelphia Inquirer on March 8, 2022.


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