Homer Dean Sweasey
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age 83, a long-time resident of New Philadelphia, died peacefully Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Hennis Care Centre, Dover, following a brief illness. Born Sept. 2, 1930, at New Philadelphia, he was the youngest son of the late Frank and Sarah Price Sweasey. Homer graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1948, and entered the service of his country in the United States Air Force in 1950. He was a member of the Air Police and a Staff Sergeant, and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone for three years. Following his discharge, Homer was employed by General Telephone & Electronics for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1984. He was a faithful member of Otterbein United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia for many years.
Homer is survived by three sisters, June MacInnis of Petoskey, Mich., Ruth Johnson of Canton, and Sarah Muth of Morgantown, W. Va; one brother, Charles (Carole) Sweasey of Winston-Salem, N.C.; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great- nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Reinhart, and a brother, Emerson Sweasey.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m., in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover, with Pastor Timothy McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 12 1:30 p.m. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Homer, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the funeral home's website. Instead of flowers, contributions in Homer's memory are suggested to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Ave. N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 N Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Published in The Times Reporter on May 25, 2014