Bernard A. "Barney" Swartz, 89, of Florida, passed away on Sept. 12, 2012 after a long illness.
According to his obituary, Swartz was born in Dorchester and lived in Newton with his wife and two sons, Jerry and Mark, after he returned from service in World War II.
During his time in the Army Air Force, Swartz was a flight engineer and gunner on a B-24 in the Pacific. While serving, Swartz was one of six survivors of an 11-man crew on board a B-24 that was forced to crash land in the ocean. He was awarded the Purple Heart, his obituary said.
When he wasn't working as an executive for a regional trucking company, Swartz enjoyed camping, fishing and boating.
After living in Newton, Swartz retired to Florida.