Thursday, October 11, 2012
Gordon L. Swisha of Fairfield, a Staples High School graduate, died Oct 8. He was 45.
Born in New York City, he was raised in Westport, graduating from Staples in 1985. He spent several years in California, receiving his degree from UCLA. He returned east to New Haven before making Fairfield his home four years ago.
The owner of Electrix, Inc., of New Haven, he was a talented architectural lighting designer, with various patents to his credit. Intricately involved in the custom lighting of numerous landmark buildings throughout the world, he was proud of his company’s accomplishments.
He possessed a real passion for life, his family said. A warm engaging individual, he truly cared to meet and understand people. He was a skilled boats man, who knew Long Island Sound, and an amazing golfer.
He enjoyed spending time outdoors with those he loved, and was a fantastic husband and father. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Meredith Sachs Swisha, he is survived by his son, Luke; his parents, Haim and Birthe Leth Shwisha, of Westport; his parents-in-law, Robert Sachs, and wife, Christine, of Rye, N.Y., and Jane Sachs, of Great Neck, N.Y; his brothers-in-law, Jonathan Sachs, and wife, Kelly and Christopher Sachs, of Hawthorne, N.J; several nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and his dedicated staff at Electrix, Inc.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield A service to his life will immediately follow at 3 p.m., with The Rev. Frank Hall officiating. His interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be directed to The Children’s Heart Foundation, PO Box 244, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospita262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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