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Clayton C. Swears Jr.

Clayton C. Swears Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Christiana Hospital, Earlville, MD surrounded by family. Clayton was the son of the late Col. Clayton Swears and DeRuha Swears.
     Clayton was born in Washington DC in 1943 and graduated from Groton High School (now Prescott School). Clayton attended the University of Maryland earning his MBA. He worked as a financial officer at Westinghouse for 30 years and then continued his career overseas for many years.
     He loved his cat, clocks, house plants, and family visits especially with his grandchildren.
     He was one of six children and was preceded in death by his mother, father and brothers David and Doug Swears.
Clayton is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Anne Whelan Swears; children: Courtney Swears (Mark); Whitney Swears (Chris); Clayton Swears (Michelle); Michael Swears (Olivia); and grandchildren: Grace Swears Johnson; Michael Swears, Jr.; Clayton C. Swears IV; and soon to be Paris Swears-Olaes. His surviving brothers are Robert, Mi- chael and Barry Swears.
     Graveside services were held on Monday, June 8 at noon at St. Stephens Cemetery, 10 Globe Road, Earlville, MD 21919. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Stephens Church, Earlville, MD.
     Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L Schaech.
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