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Terry Thomas Sweene Sr. of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday,
May 17, 2023 with his loving wife of 52 years at his side.   He was 74 years
old.  His family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of their rock, but
are comforted in the fact that he did not suffer.  Terry was born January
18, 1949.

Terry is survived by his wife Karen Sweene, sister Joan Harvey and
brother-in-law Lee Harvey, his sons Terry; his children Douglas, Zachary,
and Angelina; Mike and his wife Tabitha; their children Kylie, Coleton,
Tanner, and Jackson; and Bob and his wife Jennifer; and their children
Logan, Brayden, and Kaelyn.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents James and Beatrice Sweene, his
brother John Sweene, and his grandchild Tyler Sweene, son of Mike and

Terry was born in Cumberland, Maryland, but moved to Ohio when he was 19
years old in search of work.  He ultimately found that work at the Ford
Motor Company.  He dedicated 38 years of his life working for Ford with the
majority of those years at the Lorain Assembly Plant where he worked in the
paint booth and then in the final inspections department.  He later moved to
the Ford Avon Assembly Plant where he retired in 2007.

Terry was a loving husband and devoted father to his three boys.  He never
missed a band performance, wrestling match, football game, or baseball game.

After his retirement from Ford, he found solace in the great outdoors.
Camping became his escape from everyday life.  Terry would spend weekends at
the campgrounds socializing, bird watching and marveling at the beautiful
hummingbirds and their acrobatics.  He also enjoyed fishing which he was
always willing to do with his grandchildren.  Beyond his love of nature,
Terry was known for his compassionate heart and willingness to lend a
helping hand to anyone in need.  His acts of kindness were numerous and
far-reaching, touching the lives of countless individuals.  Whether it was a
neighbor in distress, a coworker, or even a stranger seeking assistance, he
was always willing to help when someone was in need.  There is no way to
describe his selflessness and generosity toward everyone in his life.

There are no words to express how profoundly missed he will be by his wife,
his family, and his many friends and acquaintances, who were all touched by
his acts of kindness.

Per his wishes, there will be no services held at this time.

Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain entrusted with arrangements.

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