Paul E. Sweeney

September 22, 1944 ‒ August 16, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

Paul E. Sweeney went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, August 16, 2015. He was 70.

He was born September 22, 1944 in Kentucky to parents John and Janie (Smith) Sweeney. After he graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1962, he met and married the love of his life Linda Ann Parker on August 5, 1972

Paul worked for Conrail Railroad and as a home health-aid. He was also involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a member of McElroy Road Church of Christ.

He enjoyed playing softball, traveling to all 50 states to see waterfalls, the outdoors, collecting model trains and special little treasures for his granddaughter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Linda Sweeney; son Jason Sweeney, and daughter Shannon (John) Harth; granddaughter Zoey Harth, and a special niece Willa.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave, with a service Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Pastor Dean Jackson will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Paul’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • We would like to express our sadness for your loss.We are acquainted with Shannon and she is a special girl I’m sure because of her father & mother. May our Lord Jesus give each of you the comfort only He can give.

  • Oue sympathies to you Linda,,Jason and Shannon,,Joa and I want to tghank-you all for the generosity you had shown to many who had enjoyed your home to all of us!!!Paul will be very much missed,,,Sincerely,,Mary and Joe Sizemore

  • Growing up close to Shannon, I spent many days at the Sweeney house. Every time I saw Paul, he alway had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Shannon and Jason. Such a sweet man and he will be missed. May God watch over you all through this difficult time.
    Sarah & Brian Spence

  • We were so sorry to hear about Paul. I know that Paul did a lot of generous things without accolades or recognition. He is receiving his reward in heaven. Offering our prayers for comfort and peace to your family.

  • Linda, we did not get together often but I will remember Paul’s smile and enthusiasm. The two of you created a wonderful family.


  • Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen and I have moved to California but I found out about your loss from Jim Huff and I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I still remember all the times we worked together at United Telephone and Sprint. We are thinking of you.

  • My acquaintance with Paul was in an employment experience several years ago. Paul always had a smile and an excellent work ethic. He made residents feel special. Thank you to your family for sharing him with many and embrace the many good memories.

  • God needed another angel in a hurry. That is the only reason that I can think of that Paul left so quickly. He was the best of the bunch and had the best smile and most affection for all the kids. We are all just so saddened to hear this news and Michele wishes she could be there with Willa too. Janie has her family all in one place again and i know she is cooking up a storm. It’s those left behind that have to try and hold it all together. Paul was one of a kind. Linda, you got the best one and had the best marriage out of all of us. Wonderful years, wonderful memories, wonderful kids and a beautiful granddaughter. We are so sorry for your loss. Denise and Raleigh, Jimmy, Stacey and Alex, Michele, Kaila and Josee

  • Shannon, John and Zoey –

    We were saddened to hear of your loss and hope that the great memories of Paul/your dad will bear you up during this difficult time.

    I’m sure it is a comfort to know that Zoey met her grandfather and that he loved her dearly.

    Our deepest sympathies,

    Paul and Amber

  • I am so sorry for your loss and I wish your family comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. – Sharon

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, uncle Paul will be very missed! He was a great man, and I will also miss him dearly! Rest in peace, always love to my Family for there loss of uncle Paul, with love always Joanna lynn (Sweeney) Baker

  • Paul u were one of the best brother in laws. Prayers for all the family and I love you all

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Paul was a good man with a good heart! We are praying for God’s loving comfort to all of the family.

  • Linda, I was so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Hoping your happy memories comfort you and your family through this difficult time.