William H. “Bill” Sweeney
William H. “Bill” Sweeney, age 63, of Shelby, died Friday, May 27, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness.
Bill was born August 2, 1958 in Pittsfield, MA to the late William H. and Betty E. (Johnston) Sweeney and was a 1977 graduate of Shelby High School. He started his career at Shelby Mutual Insurance as a custodian where he remained until their closing. Shortly after, Bill continued to maintain that same building working for North Central State College Kehoe Center where he was still employed. Bill truly loved his job and enjoyed working to ensure things were properly taken care of and that the events held there were successful. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he had served on the custodial staff.
Bill loved the outdoors, mowing the lawn, and gardening. He was a storm chaser and enjoyed what he would call “windshield time” which consisted of getting in his truck and going for drives. Bill enjoyed collecting models and pictures of lighthouses and old ships, was very particular with keeping his truck clean, and was always tinkering. Bill loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and had many inflatables and decorations for every occasion.
Bill is survived by his sister: Pamela A. Sweeney of Shelby; godchildren: Roy (Britt) Brown and their daughter, Keelie, and Ami (Jeff) Finster; aunt: Anna Lee Johnston; his faithful canine companion: Macy; and cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his uncles: Robert Johnston and Donald Sweeney.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 4-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 10:30 am. Rev. James MacDonald will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Central State College Foundation, https://ncstatecollege.edu/foundation-2021-giving, or the Richland County Humane Society.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence on Bill’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.