In Memoriam

Mac McSwain

Warren Stewart McSwain, Jr.

June 24, 1952 ~ February 2, 1985

Born June 24, 1952, Dallas County, Texas
Parents: Warren and June McSwain
Sibling: Cynthia June McSwain
Graduated: AHHS 1971, Vanderbilt University 1975. Major in Economics; Received full athletic scholarship after "walking on" to the basketball team
Achievements: All-Time Lettermen's List 1973 and 1974. Membership into the "Muzak 500 Club" which is for exceptional achievement in sales
Died: February 2, 1985, Chicago, Cook County, IL. of Wilson's Disease, caused by an overabundance of copper in the liver.

Obituary not found - Laid to rest in San Antonio, TX

AHHS Accomplishments, from Olmos '71

senior class officer: sgt at arms; student council big brother; national honor society 4; science research club; jab; "A" Club; representative at Governor's Conference.' National Leader. methods;
basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; baeball 2,3; voted most representative senior

Remembering Mac ....

I played basketball with "Mac" throughout High School. I also seemed to end up in a lot of classes with Mac: Latin with Mrs. Urich, German with several teachers. We had both thought we'd be attending Vanderbilt together. We lost contact after we both went off to school. He was a stand up, easy to get to know guy. It is certainly a loss that he has passed on. ~ Chris Creamer, June 2001

I wish I had a copy of our commencement address. I actually ripped it in half pulling it out from behind my gown on graduation night because I was so nervous! Some bittersweet memories really --- I know we thought we were so radical and controversial and that speech was a forum for those really important issues like hair length and dress codes! What a lawless bunch of rebels we were! I miss those days --- and I miss my friends --- my valedictorian was Edmund Eickenroht and my speech-writer and soul-mate was Mac McSwain --- They've been gone awhile now, but maybe they'll come join us, too (at the reunion) --- at least in spirit. ~ Roy Campbell

Mac was the model student-athlete, who had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an excellent student and one of the best basketball players to graduate from Alamo Heights. He played on the first Vanderbilt University basketball team to make the NCAA playoffs. The team won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship during that 73-74 season. Mac also liked to kid. One day in the locker room, I sort of jokingly said I wasn't going to be "pushed" around anymore, and I am going to send off for Joe Weider's body building course. After that, Mac and some other friends began calling me Joe. He is surely missed - a good man from a good family. ~ Jeff Miller 8/2001

Shelby and Mac ~ Most Representative Seniors

1967 - Mac and his little sister, Cynthia

 







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