Steven M. Swartz
May 15, 1960 – May 20, 2020
Steven Michael Swartz, 60, passed away on Wednesday. May 20, 2020 at Beacon Place in Greensboro, NC. He was born on May 15, 1960 in Rolla, MO, the son of Glenn Erving and Patricia Ann Ward Swartz. He attended Parkway South High School in St. Louis, MO. and then on to graduate with a BA in Chemical Engineering for the University of Missouri in Rolla. On May 24, 1980, he married Teresa Lynn May at Manchester United Methodist Church in St. Louis. Steven was first employed with Biokiowa in Cape Girardeau, MO. He then worked with Calgon-Vestal and Flex-O-Light in St. Louis and Kentucky. He returned to St. Louis to again work with Calgon-Vestal. Steven moved to North Carolina to work with Banner Pharmacaps in Greensboro and Qualicaps in Whitsett. His last job before going into retirement was at Perrigo in Michigan. Steven loved to play the guitar and was in a band when he was younger. He loved Mel Brooks and Monty Python films. He enjoyed cooking gourmet meals to the delight of his family and friends. He also loved entertaining and having people over. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Teresa Lynn Swartz of the home; children, Stephanie and Riley Shigemoto of Greensboro, NC, Lauren and Alex Peabody of Greensboro, NC ; grandchildren, Mackenzie Swartz-Scallan, Adam Peabody, Xander Peabody (due in June), Hayden Peabody, Leia Rasheed; siblings, Jana and Mark Crull of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and four legged friends, Bella and Melvin (both dogs). Steven was preceded in death by his parents and four other beloved dogs, Buddy, Cody, Jake and Roscoe. There will be no services at this time. The family is mourning privately and on Sunday will be watching Mel Brooks’ movies in his honor. Memorial contributions may be made in Steven’s memory to your local AA or to Hospice. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice for the care that was given to Steven and the family. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Swartz family.
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Steven M. Swartz
May 30, 2020
Dear Terri, Stephanie, Lauren and Mackenzie. My family and I were so saddened to learn of the loss of your husband, father and grandpa. I remember Steve’s sweet smile and gentle voice. I remember his love of cooking and how happy that made him to be able to cook for his family and friends. I remember how delighted he was when Mackenzie was born. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.
May 28, 2020
I am so proud to know you through your daughter, Stephanie. I only met you once but you have raised a fine daughter with a good work ethic. I am sorry I did not get to tell you this in person, but I hope that everything wonderful in your character will live on through Stephanie. We will take care of her for you and make sure she lives her life so you will be proud!
We hope your family is comforted during this difficult time.
Rick, Marie ❤Connor
May 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss God Bless all! Not gone just gone ahead of us! We in Jamestown will miss his steady cheer and easy smile.
Leslie (Jaeger) Thomas
May 26, 2020
This is so weird I put in Steve's name in Google wondering where you guy's might be and discovering his passing of 6 days ago.
I remember him and you living in Rolla he was a student at UMR and we worked at the bank together.
I pray for you at this time. Loved seeing your pictures of your life together over the years.
Take care of yourself.
May 24, 2020
Steve was one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. I met Steve at Banner Pharmacaps in 1999 and we remained friends since then. We enjoyed talking about cooking. I also had Lauren as a student in 7th grade, which was so awesome since we were such good friends.
We adore you, Swartz family, and send you love as you endure during this difficult time. Terri, I know Steve was the love of your life and you have been the most amazing, loving partner. He adored you. Stephanie and Lauren,, I know you were the light of his life. Know that whenever he spoke of you it was always with utmost love and pride.
I pray the memories are vivid and pray for strength for you.
May 23, 2020
Steve, you were a best friend of mine since I was 15 - that’s 45 years ago. There are not many friendships that endure the test of time. You stood my me when I married, I stood by you when you married your beautiful wife, Terri. We celebrated the births of our children, job promotions, moves, anniversaries, graduations, and other milestones. Our families got together when we could. Although we moved miles apart, our friendship lived on. Thank you for your unwavering love and support. I hope you’re playing music on a beautiful mountain top.
We’ll see you on the other side.
Julie and Tom Murphy
May 23, 2020
Over 40 years ago a great guy walked into my sister’s life. Steve, you not only made my sister happy, you quickly became a part of our family and made our family happy too. At the time, as a teenager with 2 older sisters, it was great to have a big brother (even if it was an in-law). Because of you, several years later your best friend married my other sister and I gained a second big brother (in-law) making our family even better. You touched and changed so many lives by just being you. I will be forever grateful for the wisdom you have provided me over the years about so many different things. I know no marriage is ever perfect, but I always admired and wished for someone to share my life with and have what you and Terri shared together, although cut short, a long life together with the one you love. You were an inspiration to me to know that there are good men out there. I fondly remember visiting you and Terri in Rolla, Kentucky, and in North Carolina, but I think my favorite time was when you lived in Ballwin and we got to spend more time together and our children had some quality cousin time. You will always be a part of my life and will live on forever in my heart and in my memories. I will miss you greatly but I know that you are in good company with other family members and we will all be together again one day.
I raise one last toast to you Steve, from one Fig Plucker to another!
To Terri, Stephanie and Lauren, I hope through the pain you are feeling at this challenging time of loss you know you have family and friends that are there for you for whatever you may need. May all the fond memories you hold of the good times get you through the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. Remember, even though he is not physically here with you, he is and will always be with you in spirit, watching over you and loving you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all…I love you!
May 22, 2020
There are so many great and heartfelt memories, it is hard to narrow it down to a simple few. From our time together in Rolla, hanging out at the trailer, playing games, always listening to music, canoeing float trips, somehow making due with no money, road trips in the big green Oldsmobile, and ALWAYS enjoying each other’s company; to finally living close enough to each other to enjoy weekend visits, first in Ohio/ Kentucky, then in the Carolinas. Cooking great food, watching classic comedy movies like Pink Panther, Mel Brooks, and Monty Python. Also our weddings, watching our kids grow up, sharing sadness from the death of loved ones, fishing at Steve’s parents house in Iowa, my getting married again, and so many, many more. Steve, you were more than my best friend, you were my brother. I wish we had more time. I will miss you greatly. Rest in peace my wonderful friend until we meet again. Here’s to, and there’s to it, then lead me to it.........I love you my brother.
To Terri, Stephanie and Lauren, may your pain and sorrow pass quickly and the many memories fade to only those that bring a smile to your face and fulfillment and warmth to your heart for you were deeply loved by this man. He was exceptionally proud of each of you for being the amazing women that you are. May peace be with you now and forever more.