Raymond E. Swarm, 93, of Bethel, died April 28 at his home. He was the widower of Ethel (Franklin) Swarm, who died in 2012.

He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in New Milford, son of the late Anders and Jennie (Brandt) Swarm. He graduated from Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield and entered the Army, serving on Guadalcanal during World War II, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

He worked at Gilbert and Bennett Manufacturing for many years.

He was an avid gardener, a history buff and loved classical music.

He is survived by his sister, Mary S. Menti, of Bethel; a brother, Frank Swarm, of Everman, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Swarm, and a sister, Lilian Alhage.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Bethel.

Bethel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury CT 06810.