Former Brunswick executive loses cancer fight

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After a three-year battle with cancer, marine industry veteran John "Jack" Clarke Swan III passed away Dec. 30 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was 65.

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A graduate of Ohio State University and a sergeant in the National Guard during the Vietnam War, Swan built his career around his lifetime love of boating, his family said.

He served as senior vice president of Brunswick Corp.’s Marine Division and then as senior vice president of Sea Ray Boats, senior vice president of Mariah Boats and lastly as general manager of Naples Boat Mart.

Swan is survived by his wife, Lisa Swan; his mother, Jane Swan; his daughters Rachael Ireland and husband Greg, and Summer Hoglund and husband Brett; and his son, Chase Reeves.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Swan’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 12268, Newport News, VA 23612.

The family is inviting all who knew and loved Swan to join them on the dock at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Naples Harbor Yacht Club in Naples, Fla., to pay tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the marine industry.

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