We wish we could thank each one of you individually, but because Adam had so many friends and colleagues that we have only just met, we hope this note provides at least a small indication of the extent of our gratitude.
Although we honestly don’t know how to live without our son, the amazing outpouring of love and support following Adam’s tragic death has truly been comforting, and we will be forever thankful that he had such wonderful people in his life.
Adam’s friends have been commenting on his loyalty, and on him being the “glue that held them together.” Colleagues have been calling him a “brilliant political mind,” but ultimately, we think all Adam ever wanted was a life of public service where he could give a hundred percent effort to affect social justice for all people.
Adam lived by the Mahatma Gandhi quote “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
He taught us so much compassion and humility; we hope to always live up to his ideals.
With sincerest thanks,
Bob and Kathy Swope
The following chart shows page views of this site over the past month. The election day total of 3,199 is by far the highest we have ever recorded. (The previous high was about 1,000 on election day in Nov. 2016.) The most popular posts during the past month were, as we might expect, “Our Candidates” and “How Do I Vote?” And thanks for voting!
The next peak of 854 on Sunday Nov. 12 was a form of tribute to our dear friend Adam Swope, killed the previous day in an accident on route 202, as the tag “Adam Swope” had a total of 746 views in the data underlying the chart.
A memorial service for Adam Swope will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at:
Reading Country Club
5311 Perkiomen Ave
Reading, PA 19606
There will be a visit time from 1pm to 3pm with a short service following after.
Contributions in honor of Adam may be made to the Adam Swope Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to Reading Senior High School and note in the memo line of the check: Adam Swope Scholarship Fund. MAIL checks to Reading Senior High School, Principal’s Office, 801 N. 13th Street, Reading, PA 19604, Attn: Corine McElroy. Condolences may be sent to Adam’s parents: Kathy and Bob Swope 1541 Concord Road Reading, PA 19610.
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Daily Local News, 11/13/17
The following tribute was written by Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and local Democratic activist Daniel Wofford of Charlestown.
Adam Harrison Swope of Malvern, a tireless campaign activist and strategist in state, county, and local politics, died on Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident. He was 38 years old.
The beloved son of Bob and Kathy Swope, life-long teachers in the Reading School District, Swope graduated in 1997 from Reading Senior High School, where he had early on shown an interest in politics.
Adam graduated from the West Chester University Honors Program in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. While attending WCU, he held various offices in student government, as well as chairing the Young Democrats organization and serving as president of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. His senior year, he also received the West Chester University Outstanding Leader Award. As a political science major, he worked on numerous political campaigns in Chester County, first as a volunteer and then as a paid staffer with increasing responsibilities.
Most recently he was employed as an administrative analyst for the county, as well as serving as a campaign chairman for Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. Previously, he held senior roles in Joe Hoeffel’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, and on both Dan Wofford’s 2002 and Lois Murphy’s 2006 campaigns for the 6th Congressional District….
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