Mark Allan Swortchek, 49, a resident of Elyria for the past 30 years, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a short illness. He was formerly of North Ridgeville. He was born May 1, 1963 in Bay Village.
Mark graduated from North Ridgeville High School, class of 1981. He attended Lorain County Community College. Mark and his wife Wendy were married April 24, 1982. He was employed in Grocery Store Management at TOPS and Giant Eagle and retired after 33 years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in North Ridgeville. He enjoyed fishing, reading, sports, and time with his family.
Mr. Swortchek is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wendy (nee Bartlebaugh) of Elyria; son, Mathew Swortchek (Sarah) of Bowling Green; daughter, Kara Swortchek of Shake Heights; parents, Joseph and Shirley Swortchek of Grafton; brother, James Swortchek (Lori) of Litchfield; mother-in-law, Nora Bartlebaugh of North Ridgeville; father-in-law, Theodore Bartlebaugh of Indiana, Pennsylvania; brothers-in-law, Theodore C. Bartlebaugh and Joel C. Bartlebaugh; niece, Kylee Bartlebaugh; nephews, James, Thomas (Katie) Joseph Swortchek and Thorin and Dain Bartlebaugh.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Alice Johnson; maternal aunts, Barbara Perry and Judy McManus.
Memorial service will be 2 P.M., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 36363 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Rev. Jim Link will officiate.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, 114 Second Street, Elyria.
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