Robert Swinehart, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died July 5. He was 88.
Swinehart, of Vicksburg, joined the WMU staff in 1964 and retired in 1991 after 27 years of service to the University as an upholsterer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Swinehart, who was also an upholsterer for WMU for 25 years between 1966 and 1991. She died Sept. 18, 2013 at age 80.
A memorial gathering is pending.