In Memory

David Swillinger

David E. Swillinger


David E. age 69, passed away May 21, 2016, loving father of Heather (Eric) Buck and Cara Swillinger, beloved grandfather of Logan and Riley Buck, dear brother of Barbara Schechter and the late Donna Swillinger, former husband of Cindy Swillinger. Services Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Rd., Tuesday, May 24 at 11:30AM. Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday begins at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice of S.W. Ohio or charity of one's choice would be appreciated.


Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 23, 2016


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05/24/16 08:04 AM #2    

Steven Cummins

Condolences to the family. While I've been away for many years, I remember Dave well. Doesn't seem so long ago we were kids playing baseball. RIP Dave.

05/24/16 09:00 AM #3    

Arnold Hanish

I too remember  Swilly so well. What a  great  person and so many  fond  memories. May he  be  at  peace .


05/24/16 02:36 PM #4    

Cheri Maslov (Rothschild)

From Mrs. Becker's 4th grade class at North Avondale.....Front row center....always the jokester.....hope Principal Retzsky isn't waiting for him with her trusty paddle!

05/24/16 02:52 PM #5    

Eddie Lewis

David was Steve Wolfson's first cousin. I grew up from a little kid around David. And Steve. David had a big heart  !i was very sad to hear this news a few days ago! David was a life long Friend even though we lost track over the years. 


05/24/16 02:54 PM #6    

Gary Nicolay

David Swillinger was a teammate and a friend. We played many games in leagues of softball and flag football. He was always positive and fun to be around. He had a natural homerun swing and hit many balls over the fence.  I remember David hitting the extra-inning homerun to preserve the only perfect winning record in JCC history. I can remember stopping in his Midas Muffler store on Spring Grove Ave. and seeing him work with his employees who respected him always. He was a good and kind man. "May He Rest in Peace"

05/24/16 07:59 PM #7    

Mark Silverstein


Just thinking about Swilly, makes me smile. But with this news, my first reaction was  "Oh Crap". The last time I saw him, he struck me as vibrant and so alive...I wonder if it is a cruel reminder of our own vulnerability that hurts so much. Whatever the reason, I am struck how he was so universally loved. I pray he did not suffer and his family finds strength in the path he led and the lessons he passed on.




05/25/16 02:27 PM #8    

Bari Fink (Silver)

Like Mark said, David was always there to make us smile & laugh!!!We ALWAYS enjoyed being around each other! He will be missed by all who knew him & hope he is smiling down at us as we do when we think of him....except for how sad it is now!

05/25/16 03:19 PM #9    

Nancy Hiudt (Enneking)

As many of you know David "Swilly" Swillinger was first cousin to both Steve Wolfson and myself. Their Moms and my Dad were brother and sisters. We grew up as a very close knit family....more like sisters and brothers than cousins. Hearing your nice rememberances of David means a great deal to us. David was a happy, loving great guy who was always smiling, joking, pranking and enjoying life. He loved to ride his horse and his motorcycle. He loved his dog Duke. He loved to play golf and softball. He loved his family and his friends. He has been taken away from us way too soon. Please keep him in your hearts!

Love,   Nancy

05/25/16 10:09 PM #10    

Edward Shapiro

Like a punch in the gut when I heard about my dear friend Swilly.  The times we had...singing in the bars on Reading Road, going to the Indy 500, and so much more.  Although we had not spoken in a few years, I have a special place in my heart for ONE GREAT GUY.  Miss you.

05/27/16 09:26 AM #11    

Dianne McDevitt

I deeply mourn the loss of my loving, kind, gentle and caring friend, David. He was truly a mensch in every sense of the word. We shared a lifetime of memories from early childhood that I will remember forever.

David, know you were so loved and will be missed.

My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew David, especially his family.

Dianne McDevitt

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