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"KUH" 2002 Obituary


KUHN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
SWARTZ, Theodore Lynn ''Ted'' -- 64, died in Toronto, at St. Joseph's Hospital, on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 1: 32 a.m., after suffering a massive stroke two weeks prior. Dr. SWARTZ owned a condominium in Toronto, where he was visiting when he died, and his main home was on Middle Bass Island, where he passionately enjoyed living for almost 40 years, with an 8 acre land parcel there and he was underway putting another home there this summer. That was his little heaven on earth, though he couldn't stay put too long anywhere, he loved seeing all parts of the world. He also had a hangar/condo with his airplane in Streetsboro, Ohio, where he practiced until just a couple of years ago. He was born on March 23, 1938, in Bellevue, Ohio, to Donald SWARTZ and Marabelle (STRECKER) SWARTZ. Ted graduated from Bellevue High School in 1955, where he was on the football, basketball, and track teams, as well as active in Choir, Thespians, and Hi Y. He went on to do his undergraduate work at Columbia University in New York City, from 1955-1959, where he was on the Varsity Football team, coached by Lou LITTLE and Buff DONNELLA. He continued his Graduate work at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York from 1959-1963, from which he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1963. He began practicing Veterinary Medicine in Sugarcreek, Ohio, then Warren, Ohio, Chelan, Washington, and lastly in Streetsboro, Ohio, and was a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association. A man with many interests, he also developed businesses in Charter Fishing, Christmas Tree Farm, and two phases of Campground/Resort Owner-Manager. He saw things that could be, and took action to make things happen. Though retired from his practice, he continued being a visionary, and wanted to develop and add life, always moving forward, not dwelling on the negative, only seeing the positive aspects. He loved to fly, though afraid of heights, and was a pilot, with membership in the American Pilots Association. Ted set goals and then accomplished what he set out to do. He flew his plane to South America, to Chelan, Washington, and many others places, crossing those things off his ''To Do'' list. He enjoyed both Power and Sail Boating also, and was a member of the Mimico Cruising Club, Toronto, in recent years. He was extremely active, and enjoyed participating in many indoor and outdoor sports - handball, snow and water skiing, scuba and snorkeling, jet skiing, bicycling, swimming, etc. Survivors include his wife, Helena Cecylia (KADLUBOWSKA) Krajewski SWARTZ, whom he married October 12, 2002. He is also survived by Peggy (SHANNON) SWARTZ, Hawaii, the mother of his children; his younger brother, Roger SWARTZ, Springhill, Florida. and wife Mary Lou (STANCLIFF) and their sons, Chris, Euless, Texas and Matt, Denver, Colorado his younger sister, Gloria (SWARTZ) HEISLER and husband Richard, former Willard residents, now living in Port Charlotte, Florida/Port Clinton, Ohio and their sons, Roderick, San Francisco, California, Brandon, Columbus, Ohio and his wife Sharon (BAUER), and daughter Gretchen Heisler KUHN (Eric), Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Other survivors: son, Scot SWARTZ and his daughter Chambri, Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter, Kathi MILLWOOD, and her daughters Aimee and Kaitlin, Atlanta, Georgia; step-children Tomasz (Tomek) and Dorota KRAJEWSKI, Toronto; aunts, Phyllis (SWARTZ) CARMICHAEL and her husband, Arch from Sarasota, Florida/Toronto, Phyme STRECKER, Fremont, Ohio; uncle, Robert and Florence SWARTZ, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; cousins, Ed and Rita HARTZELL, Ruth and Erlin LONG, Bob and Linda SKILES, all of Bellevue, Jim and Beulah SWARTZ, Port Clinton, Tom SWARTZ, New Port Ritchie, Florida, and Carolyn (STRECKER) SHIREY and husband Don, Fremont, Ohio, and many Friends and associates who knew Ted over the years. Predeceasing him were his parents, Donald and Marabelle (STRECKER) SWARTZ, paternal grandparents, Calvin and Netti (HARTLEY) SWARTZ, maternal grandparents, Carl and Alice (WILT) STRECKER; cousins, Charles HARTZELL, Gary and Dennis STRECKER. Calling hours will be at Foos and son Funeral Home, Bellevue, Ohio, on Sunday, December 29tj from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be on Monday, December 3Oth at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, with burial at York Chapel Cemetery, near his mother and father, after which Friends and family are invited to return to the Fellowship Hall in the Church for a luncheon. Memorials may be made: Dr. Ted Swartz Scholarship Fund, in care of The Bellevue Alumni Association, P.O. Box 191, Bellevue, Ohio 44811.

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