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SWORDS, Bryan Keith
SWORDS, Bryan Keith Born Aug. 17, 1960, in Lancaster to parents Keith and Cathy Swords. Passed away July 11, 2012, in Lancaster. 1978 Graduate of Quartz Hill High School; he participated in band and the swim team. Bryan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Cal State Sacramento in 1984. He married Jackie Riley Dec. 29, 1984. He is survived by his parents, his wife of 28 years, two sons, Wesley 21, and Riley 16, by brother, Bruce (Diane) of Greensboro, N.C., sister, Denise Suttner (Bill) of San Diego, nephews Clayton, Lincoln, Cody, William, and Ki, nieces, Lauren and Sarah. Also survived by his in-laws Gary and Susie Riley, brother-in- law Larry Riley (Dana) and sister-in-law Jennifer Weinberg. His 27 year career with Lockheed-Martin was highlighted with the last 10 years serving as Chief Engineer and later as director on the U-2 surveillance air plane. He was also Chief Engineer on the F-117. Bryan coached youth soccer (AYSO), little league baseball, sang in the Lancaster United Methodist Church Choir and had a passion for water skiing. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave J (942-0419). Contributions may be made to: Art of the Brain: UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program, 710 Westwood Plaza, Suite1-230 Los Angeles, CA 90095, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 91, P.O. Box 6733, Lancaster, CA 93539 Please note "Bryan Swords' Scholarship Fund.' Or the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534 Please note "music program- Bryan Swords". Arrangements entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy, Lancaster.

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