Michael Swarthout, 48, of Penn Yan, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Keuka Park Fire Hall.

As a tribute to Mike, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, since he was such a big lover of animals.

Mike was born July 30, 1969 and grew up in Branchport, and was a 1989 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. He loved spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed going to Motocross and any kind of car racing with his friend, Al. He liked to go fishing whenever he could, and was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan.

Mike is survived by his brother, Harry Swarthout; sister-in-law, Michele; and their children, Elizabeth (James) Pike, Michaela Swarthout, and Alice (Brian) Canchola Fenochio. Mike was predeceased by his father and mother, Cliff and Glenda Swarthout; and his sister, Sharon Rowden.