Susan Swoape, 66, passed away on December 16, 2022. She was born in Akron on July 3, 1956, to the late George and Kathleen Gillespie.
Susan grew up in Green and worked as a nursing assistant at Pebble Creek Nursing Home for 14 years. Retiring early, at age 46, she traded in the snow for sand when she moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, she loved the beach and warm weather. Susan also loved her cats Ozzy and Petey, and dog Charley. Being an avid lover of animals, she frequently gave her time and money to help animals in need through various organizations such as the Humane Society and the A.S.P.C.A.
Susan is survived by her loving son, Michael (Trifton Huff) Swoape, and his father William Swoape; brother, Tom (Valerie) Gillespie; aunt, Rena Griffey; cousins, Joanie Ripley; Deana (Claude) Hetrick, David (Diana) Griffey, and John (Terry) Mills; niece, Crystal Wilson; nephew, Jim (Christina) Sims; as well as many close friends and family in both Ohio and Florida.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.