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Obituary of William “Jeff” Swisher


William Jeffrey Swisher, Cortland, New York, died April 8, 2024.


He is the first and only son of William F. and Sarah S. Swisher. Jeff was born in Bloomsburg, PA May 24, 1959. The family moved to Hamilton, NY, Mt. Upton, NY and Cincinnatus, NY before settling in McGraw, NY where Jeff attended and graduated from McGraw Central High School in 1977. Jeff excelled in sports not only in high school where he received numerous awards and accolades, but also at New Hampshire College where he attended and participated in the soccer program. It is here that he broke a single game scoring record (7 goals) as a freshman. Jeff is well known in the local area for his many golf tournament wins and 7 hole-in-ones. He used his golf knowledge and talent to begin coursework as a PGA professional as well as to play in several USGA Amateur Tournaments throughout the country. Jeff and his longtime partner Renee Linn enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean and Mexico for vacations and golf. He played some of the most famous and beautiful courses during his lifetime. In addition to golf and travel, Jeff and Renee enjoyed the role of “gentleman farmers” caring for show horses.

In addition to Renee, Jeff is survived by his parents, his sisters, Ann (Stan) Swisher Schifilliti and Amy (Lawrence) Swisher Lozupone, his former wife Jean Belknap, his children Jonathan (Holly) Swisher, Emily (Jared Davidson) Swisher and his grandchildren Alana and Keegan Rowley, Jordan Swisher, Adeline and Jared Jr. Davidson. He is also survived by Renee’s children Steven, Chris (Shannon) Linn and grandchildren Deacon, Alexander and Olivia.

A celebration of life will be held at Walden Oaks CC on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeff Swisher Memorial Athletic Scholarship, McGraw High School, 10 West Academy Street, McGraw, NY 13101.

To offer online condolences please visit www.wright-beard.com

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