Memorial Masses

John August Swanson Memorial Masses

John August Swanson   

John August Swanson’s life was celebrated in two Funeral Masses:

On November 13, 2021
A private Mass was celebrated at St Camillus at 10:30am, and can be viewed below:

On November 18, 2021,
A second public mass was held at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 9:30am, and can been seen in the following video:

John August Swanson

John August Swanson was laid to rest with his sister Olga Victoria Graf
at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Rosemead, CA.

966 Potrero Grande Dr
Rosemead, CA 91770

If you have questions or requests, please feel welcome to contact the Studio.

Some of the charities John supported were:
Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores
Doctors Without Borders
Homeboy Industries, and
St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care


Ecclesiastes, by John August Swanson
© 1989 by John August Swanson
Serigraph, 22½” X 28¼”

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil — this is the gift of God.

-Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3