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MEMORIAL SET FOR LONGTIME JUDGE SWINK.

Byline: Michael Encarnacion Staff Writer

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday for Jack Swink, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was involved in a number of high-profile cases.

Swink, a longtime resident of North Hollywood and La Canada-Flintridge, died Jan. 7 at the age of 75.

He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1972 by former Gov. Ronald Reagan and played a key role in resolving disputes regarding the estates of J. Paul Getty and Howard Hughes. He also presided over a highly publicized case involving the ``60 Minutes'' television news magazine show.

Swink was born in Colorado on Oct. 10, 1924, but his father moved the family in 1926 to North Hollywood, where Swink graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1942. He went on to serve with the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946.

An avid golfer and a member of Lakeside Golf Club of North Hollywood, Swink also enjoyed cycling, skiing and boating. He was an active volunteer and served as a track and field official.

Swink had served as president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, chairman of the East Valley YMCA and president of the North Hollywood Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris Nelson Swink; daughter Bonnie Mohr; sons Clark and Scott Swink; sisters Kitty Lou Schilling and Elizabeth Maxheimer; and brothers Robert, George and Harry.

Services are scheduled for noon Friday at the Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church at 73 North Hill Ave. in Pasadena.

Donations may be made to Child Help USA at PO Box 247, Beaumont, CA 92223, or the East Valley YMCA at 5142 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

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