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Elsa Dania Swafford Najera

  • On July 26, 2022

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, Elsa Dania Swafford Najera, a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, and wife passed at age 59. 

Elsa was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua then moved to El Paso, TX where raised three daughters, pursued cosmetology and continued to work hard for her daughters and became a U.S. citizen. Moved to Pennsylvania to live a fulfilling life next to her loving husband John. 

Elsa was a truly remarkable woman of all trades, filled with beauty and elegance. A warrior, full of life and love. She loved traveling, being outdoors, spreading joy and compassion everywhere she went, creating amazing art, and spreading her wisdom. She loved music of all kinds, loved living life to the fullest dancing and singing with all her family and loved ones. More than anything, she loved watching her grandchildren grow. She’s known for her drive, her courage, incredible strength, humble and giving heart, and the most kind infectious spirit. 

She is survived by her husband John, her three daughters, Elizabeth, Stephanie and Michelle, her brothers Arnoldo and Omar, her mother Gloria, and four grandkids.

Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA.

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Christina Harbrink
My most sincerest condolences to all the family. Elsa, my cousin was very dear to my heart and she will live in my heart forever. I will miss her so much and I am most grateful for the beautiful times we shared together. She was deeply loved, and her glow and smile expressed it. She lived life fully and brought joy and light. She will be dearly missed. May the beautiful memories of Elsa bring comfort and the peace of God be with you.
Deborah Bednar
So very sorry to hear of Elsa’s passing, my heart goes out to John and all of Elsa’s family and John’s as well. I know I never met Elsa but know the Swafford family and what they have shared of their time with Elsa, vacations her fierce battle…May the Lord comfort and heal your hearts🙏🙏🙏🙏
I will love you forever! ❤️
Michelle Carrillo
My superhero. Miss you and love you forever and ever until I see you again. Thank you for all the life lessons & for helping me strive to become my best self ❤️
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