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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Dan J. Sweeney

05/04/1955 — 12/08/2018

A close-up photo of Dan J. Sweeney posing for the camera with a slight smile

Dan J. Sweeney, age 63 of Mentor, passed away December 8, 2018. He was born May 4th, 1955 in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late Bob and Jean Sweeney.

Dan was employed at Steris for the past 3 years and was a past manager at TGIF in Mentor.

He was an avid wood worker, gardener, loved animals, Cleveland sports fan and playing, watching and coaching hockey and rooting on his favorite team the “St. Louis Blues”.

Dan is the loving husband for 29 years of Laura L. Sweeney (nee Morenz); devoted father of Caitlyn Sweeney; brother of Kathy (Doug) Mercille, Susan (Bruce) Yearian, Kevin (Lisa) Sweeney, Mark (Courtney) Sweeney and Tim (Paula) Sweeney; son in law of Frances Kozlovich; uncle and great uncle of many.

Funeral Mass will be held 10 AM Thursday, December 13, 2018 at St. Bede the Venerable, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor. Private burial will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 4-8PM Wednesday at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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10 Replies to “Dan J. Sweeney”

  1. Regina Harrison-Barton December 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Laura and family, I cannot begin to express my sincerest condolences on the loss of such a kind and wonderful soul. Laura, I know your heart is broken, but know God will carry you and your family through this. You are surrounded by so many who love you and I am no exception. Please know if you or the family needs anything, you need only call. May God carry you and hold you close during Dans home going. My heart is breaking for you. I do know for certain he adored you and your children. He will forever be imprinted in your hearts. May your memories sustain you through the upcoming days. Try to remember the goodness, laughters, smiles, jokes and all that encompassed who Dan was. ✝️❤️


  2. Roy Eugene Goetz (Genie Sweeney) December 11, 2018 at 2:47 am

    I remember Danny when we were all much younger at the camp on the Black River. It was always wonderful when the Sweeney cousins came down to camp, swim and fish. Those are sweet memories.


  3. JoAnne ‘Williams’ Davis December 11, 2018 at 4:57 am

    To Mark, Kevin and Tim; so sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling is definitely not easy. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and keep all of y’all and help you through the test and trials that this brings
    JoAnne ‘Williams’ Davis


  4. All condolences at Dan’s passing… I’m one of the many Texans who haven’t seen Dan for many years, but still feel sorrowful at his passing. We’ll miss him, and offer our best to you and yours, who will miss him a thousand times more.

    Kurt Weber
    La Crescent, MN


  5. I’m a better person because of you, Dan. Rest in Peace. -Schmidt Boy


  6. Dan was a terrific neighbor that my Mom and me will dearly miss. We enjoyed all his stories he told us over the years. Dan RIP and know you will be missed by many here.


  7. Tom & Cindy Nipper December 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. I will truly miss my buddy. I can’t express my feelings now, I’m at at a loss for words, all I know is Dan was a true friend, to many memories to express now.

    Tom Nipper
    “Go Blues”


  8. Theresa Orso Smythe December 12, 2018 at 2:04 am

    My deepest sympathies to Dan’s entire family who love him so. He was a good friend to me back in the day, when we were just college aged kids trying to figure out where we belonged in this world. He was a good, good man. I’m blessed to have known him.


  9. I can’t believe it is true. I’ve known Dan for about 47 years. We were great friends. We were “best man” at each other’s wedding and Dan is the God Father for my daughter. I knew I could count on him for absolutely anything. The distance in miles recent years never mattered when we saw each other or talked. There are way too many stories to share here but rest assured that they are entertaining (even if they have become embellished over the years. Like my wife accuses us of “don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story”).
    We were hyper competitive when we were growing up (but he eventually grew out of it, lol) but had a very healthy respect for each other. We absolutely loved sharing in our Irish heritage.
    I will miss my dear friend.
    Love you, Dan


  10. Ed & Sandra Bachesta December 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    To the Sweeney family, I am very saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. Knowing how close your family is to each other, this must be especially hard. I remember him fondly from the days in Fairview Heights, and he was truly one of the good guys.


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