William H. Swalm
Bill was a proud Korean Veteran and after the war became an avid Businessman in the Automobile industry. Upon Graduation from Wharton School of Business, Bill was accepted into General Motors Institute and in 1970, became President & Owner of Foss Hughes, Lincoln-Mercury Corp in Doylestown. He continued his career at J.L Freed Honda dealership in Montgomeryville where he was rightfully nick named “The Admiral.”
Although Bill loved the automobile industry his true success was as a loving husband and amazing father to 5 wonderful children, Billy, Carol Jo, Jackee, Elizabeth & Laura.
Bill Swalm was a remarkable man. It is hard to sum up his life in a few paragraphs. He enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. Always with a smile or wise advice, Bill would extol his wisdom on life and living to all around him. His patience level was a rare gift and his ability to take pleasure in the little things in life was a lesson we will all take with us. He had a unique ways of handling any size problem and helped people understand that anything is possible with hope, patience and love.
Although this is not your typical obituary we wish to leave you with a true feeling of his personality and the joy he brought to everyone. He left his mark on this world with his “Swalmism’s” that made everyone smile. So raise a Gin Martini to this wonderful man who will be truly missed. I leave you with a few quotes from Bill that will bring a smile and leave a mark forever.
“If you can say 21 Twin Screw Cruisers you’re not that intoxicated.” And my favorite “You must engage brain before engaging mouth.”
A Memorial Service for Bill will be held Thursday 2/11 at 11am First Presbyterian Church in Springfield 1710 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Where friends may call 10am. Internment, West Laurel Hill Cem.