Michael S. Sweder (52), of Hilliard, OH, after a courageous fight with cancer, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Michael was born in Youngstown, OH on June 10, 1970 to Thomas and Mary Ann (Terlesky) Sweder. He is survived by his dear wife of 10 years, Nicole (Biggs) Sweder; his child, Riley Sweder; his parents Tom and Mary Ann Sweder and his brother, Jeff (Christie) Sweder along with nephews and many good friends. Michael was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, as well as cousins Michelle, Allison, and Tod.
Michael was a civil engineer, by trade, with the City of Dublin, OH. He was a member of the APWA. But beyond that, he was a man that knew something about everything! He was a handyman around the house, in the garage, on vehicles, and wherever else needed, even finishing two basements himself. He never failed to amaze his wife with his knowledge about so many things. Michael loved cruising on his Harley during short trips with his wife, as well as long, open road trips with his “biker buddies”.
Michael was an absolute fighter as he waged against the war against his cancer that included numerous bouts of radiation, surgeries, and chemo treatments. He loved and gave of himself unselfishly, and even through his tough circumstances, his concern was always more for others than for himself. He made his loved ones, especially his wife, so incredibly proud of him. His beautiful smile, orneriness, and compassion will be greatly missed, but we have so many wonderful memories to remember him by.
The family will receive friends for a celebration of his life gathering at the Tidd Funeral Home 5265 Norwich Street in Hilliard, OH on Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 PM. On Tuesday, March 7, there will be a visitation time from 9:30-11:00 AM at St Nicholas Church 764 Fifth Street in Struthers, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Following the mass, Michael will be laid to rest at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations be given to The James Cancer Hospital and Research. You may donate online at https://cancer.osu.edu/for-donors-and-volunteers/how-to-donate or call 800-293-5066 for other methods.