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Tracy L. Swanson 1964-2018

March 15, 2018
The Town Crier

Tracy Lynn Swanson, 53, former resident of Canfield and Douglassville, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, with her daughter, Annika Lazazzera-Swanson, her brothers, Bill and Bob, by her bedside as well as number of close friends nearby.

Tracy was born March 10, 1964 in Jamestown, N.Y., to William and Barbara Swanson.

Early to walk and dazzle her parents, Tracy set a blistering pace in life for her soon to follow brothers Bill and Bob. Baton twirling majorette, tap and jazz dancer, cheerleader, accomplished flute and junior pageant contestant, Tracy's performance skills would eventually pinnacle with a 2nd Runner Up Selection in the 1987 Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant.

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Tracy attended Canfield High School and competed well both in track and tennis. She attended both Youngstown State and Ohio State University where she graduated respectfully with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in psychology.

Tracy owned and operated a Goddard School in Strongsville, before moving to accept a school psychologist position with Reading District Schools, in Reading Pa. In recent years Tracy owned and operated an Independent Educational Evaluation practice.

Tracy enjoyed the sport of tennis throughout her life and enjoyed watching her daughter, Annika, play for her high school tennis team where Tracy served as an assistant tennis coach for a time. She also enjoyed raising and showing her Pomeranians with her daughter.

Those who knew Tracy knew her as a determined, strong willed, lover of life, and an endless seeker of truth and knowledge and a second opinion! We will love and miss you, Tracy!

Tracy was preceded in death by her father, William P. Swanson. She leaves behind to carry her flame a daughter, Annika; mother, Barbara Murray Swanson; brothers Bill and Bob Swanson; sister-in-law, Rita; nephews, Chethan and Kieran; boyfriend, Phil Armstrong; ex-husband, Mike Lazazzera; and multitudes of friends who have supported her throughout the years.

"A Celebration of Tracy's Life" will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Bradford Green Clubhouse, in the Kensington Development, 4300 Bradford Place, Canfield. Friends and Family also gathering immediately afterwards at Kensington Grill.

In lieu of flowers, all gifts of donations are requested to be sent to Wings of Hope, in Annika or Tracy Swanson's name, for Annika's college fund. Visit or mail to P.O. Box 303, Douglassville, PA 19475, or donate to the American Cancer Society.



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