Stephen Bruce Swindall

March 13, 1961 ‒ June 03, 2020

Perrysville, Ohio

Stephen Bruce Swindall passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020, in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 59.

He was born March 13, 1961, in Mansfield to parents Marvin E. Bellomy & Dorothy E. (Stevens) Swindall. Stephen proudly served his country by joining the US Army in 1979.

After joining the Army Stephen became certified in the trade of Tool & Die. He started working at Anchor Tool & Die in Cleveland and began to excel at his trade, advance in positions, and became recognized worldwide for his work in the Tool & Die industry. He was a member of the PMA (Precision Metalforming Association) and traveled all over teaching seminars. He truly loved his trade and enjoyed working, and taught his brothers, son, and friends through their apprenticeships throughout the years. He spent 23 years with Anchor and most recently with Aptdiv in Warren, Ohio.

Stephen was a very caring and loving, generous person, and always willing to give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed help. Also, he was an avid sports fan and “dad coach” of football and basketball, and most involved with the sports of his children and grandchildren. Stephen had an appreciation for all types of sports cars, had a great love for all of his dogs throughout the years, and most recently acquired a new love of boats. Most of all, Stephen was dedicated to his family and loved the time he spent with them, especially family cookouts.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Paula J. Swindall; mother Dorothy Swindall; children Stephen O’Brien (April) Swindall, Brittney (Charles) Leach, Brandon Swindall, and Tanner Swindall; grandchildren Shawn, Brice, and Karmen Swindall, Jaelyn and Myles Herndon, and Aeryonna Leach; siblings Marvin Edward (Toni) Swindall, Trulah Arnette Bellomy, Jerry Allen (Penny) Swindall, and Abel (Duana) Swindall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Stephen was preceded in death by his step-father and man who raised him Abraham Swindall; son Jeramia Swindall; and his beloved dog Capri.

A graveside service honoring Stephen’s life will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Oak Grove Memorial Park, 4108 US 42, Lexington, Ohio 44904. Pastor Kevin Evans will officiate.

Contributions in Stephen’s memory to his wife Paula may be made at the funeral home or mailed to 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Stephen’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Dear Swindall Family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay close to your heartfelt memories and share them every day going forward with your loved ones.

  • Dorothy: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts ache for you and your family. Much love to you,

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our prayers.
    Burley, Camellia, Hannah, Owen and Navy Stapley

  • Bruce was a special person. I remember as a young teenager the good times we had. I will always cherish those memories I have. I pray the Swindall family will find comfort in this great time of sorrow. Love..DaleSpencer

  • Swindall Family: I am very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers ! I grew up with Swindall family. My mom and Dorothy was best friends the love they had for each others family’s was the best and I will always cherish everyone of the memories and such great times we all had together 💗.

  • I was so very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Swindall family

  • My heartfelt sadness for the entire family. God bless and give you comfort . Geneva Tackett Rowlance.

  • To the entire Swindall family.

    With great sadness, Bruce was a great man, He was there for me and my boys when my husband died and that was 20 years ago. As I am sure he touched many hearts since then.

    keep the precious memories close and it will carry you thru.


    Cindy Montgomery

  • My deepest condolences to the family. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve at Aptiv….
    I thought Steve was a very nice man, and it breaks my heart to hear of his passing….
    With deepest sympathy… Ron Bagaglia

  • Dear Dorothy, Jerry and family, We are sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. May the God of all comfort sustain you at this time of sorrow, is our prayer. Sincerely, Lee & Sharon Mellott.

  • Dear Swindall Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and the worlds loss.
    Cristal Quay Fidler – Former classmate

  • Dear Swindall family, sorry for your loss. Prayers to all . Steve was a classmate. Les Nickles

  • In my thoughts and prayers. Steve was an old friend and classmate of 1979. May he rest in peace.

  • Dear Swindall Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a fellow high school classmate.