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Thomas A. Swope, 65, of Mentor, passed away May 30, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 3, 1952 in Painesville, OH.

Mr. Swope produced a radio program called "Legacies, Stories from the Second World War" on WINT radio and a book of the same name. He was dedicated to helping veterans share the stories of their experiences, interviewing hundreds of World War II veterans from the area.

Survivors are his wife, Noreen Swope; son, Michael Swope; sister, Janis Lieber; and his brothers Kenneth (Fay) Swope and Robert Swope.

Preceding Tom in death were his parents, Clarence "Mike" and Verna Swope.

A celebration of Tom's life will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. A time of sharing memories will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
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