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Stephen J. Swingle

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Swingle Stephen J. Swingle, passed on April 17, 2017, all too soon at age 62. Dad, Stepdad, Mr. President (I.E.I. Services), Guardian, Grandpa Steve, loyal friend, mentor, Husband, Santa Grandpa, Renaissance man, in-law, graduate of Westerville HS class of 1972, neighbor, the list could go on. Steve truly was a one-of-a-kind guy - well-read; woodworker; craftsman; bread baker; barbeque master; stargazer; furniture maker and upholsterer; tree cultivator; lawn mowing perfectionist; culinary extraordinaire; bird enthusiast; original Star Wars fan; and he never met anyone he couldn't talk to. Steve made us all feel special and he is cherished by Brenda Swingle; Jared, Alison, Quentin and Niall Swingle; Jessica (Swingle), Caleb, Owen, and Natalie Coffman; Alysann Jones, Magdalen, Jacob and Eliott Foster; Adam, Virginia and Jocelyn Jones; Lena Myers; Lydia Dowler, Ruth Cohen, and many other family, friends and colleagues. An open house Celebration of Life to share memories and recount tales about Steve is being held on Sunday, May 21, from 2-5 p.m. at the Social Room, located at 527 N. Park Street in Columbus. Memorial donations may be made to , Central Ohio Chapter, by visiting www.lls.org or by mailing to 2215 Citygate Drive, Suite A, Columbus, OH 43219, envelopes will be available at the Celebration. Cremation services were handled by the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 14, 2017
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