Conroy Funeral Home

John R. "Jack" Sweeney



Service: 11:00am Mon. June 15th, 2020
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church
SWEENEY, John R., 92 of Springfield, died Thursday, June 11, 2020 in his home. John was born May 27, 1928 to the late William and Estelle (Reddy) Sweeney in Springfield, Ohio. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1947 and joined the United States Air Force, serving four year. He is retired from the City of Springfield Police Division, where he worked as a Police Officer and a Detective for 28 years. John was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, whom he married October 12, 1991; son, Terrance, of Springfield, OH; four daughters, Cynthia (Jim) Davis, Marion, OH, Colleen Sweeney, Venice, FL, Regina White, Beavercreek, OH, Karen Tobias, Xenia, OH; estranged son, Steven Sweeney; step-children, Mark (Connie), Craig, Lynn, Dawn, Inga Greentree, all of Springfield, OH, Todd Greentree, Columbus, OH; five grandchildren, Jaclyn Bohn, Springfield, OH, Robin (Michael) Bailey, Tipp City, OH, Kyle (Lindsey) Bohn, Beavercreek, OH, Caleb Tobias and Gabriele Tobias of Xenia, OH; step-grandchildren, James, Bryna Davis, Colorado, Robert, Brittany Davis, Findlay, OH, Heather (Jim) DeSalvo, Colorado, Dameon (Leila) Greentree, South Charleston, OH, Devin, Joseph Greentree, Springfield, OH, Kindra (Peter) Berv, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Claire, Olivia and Charlotte Bailey, Donald Williams, Jr., Rylan, Brynan, Camdyn and Knylee Bohn, Hannah Vrooman, Blaine Greentree and Pax Berv, Jimmy and Jackson Davis, Colorado, Aubrey Davis; sister-in-law, Ruth Sweeney, Columbus, OH; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores (Dingledine) Sweeney in 1974; brothers, William T. “Tom” Sweeney, Patrick “Pat” Sweeney, Jerome “Jerry” Sweeney; sister, Mary Lou (McGuff) Belt; sons-in-law, Roger White and Michael Tobias; brother-in-law, Eugene Belt; nephew, Dennis Sweeney; and step-sons, Eric and Scott Greentree. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Teresa Church with Fr. John MacQuarrie officiating. Visitation will be held one-hour prior, beginning at 10 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Teresa Church or St. Vincent De Paul. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.


Aunt Dory, So incredibly sorry for your loss, but WOW 92! Outlived them all. Prayers for all.

- Lynn Sweeney, Tuesday June 16th, 2020

What a kind man...loved talking to him at the Novenas. I will miss him. Prayers to all.

- Ann Garrity, Monday June 15th, 2020

To my dad you will be missed, you have taught me how too read a tape measure, go camping fishing ,the love you gave too all of your children you will be miss by me very much love you dad Terry

- Terrance Sweeney , Sunday June 14th, 2020

To my father John Sweeney...you raised us kids to be good to others and treat everyone with respect. I enjoyed working with you on my kitchen remodel years ago. I learned a lot from you and loved listening to your stories over the years. Family was everything to you. Love you Dad, Colleen

- Colleen Sweeney, Sunday June 14th, 2020

Dear Dolores and family, Cheryl & I send our condolences to you and John's family. John was always what I considered the epitome of a Police Detective. When he and I worked in the Detective Bureau, John always took the high road in an investigation, giving everyone the benefit of a doubt. He will be missed.

- Jim & Cheryl Ullom, Saturday June 13th, 2020

Condolences to the family of John Sweeny. When I worked with John he ''was of the younger group" actually 6 years younger than me. My fondest memories of John was what a very nice young man and coworker he was to work with. Rest in Peace John and blessings to your family. Carl and Phyllis Geis

- Carl Geis, Saturday June 13th, 2020

My heart still aches in sadness my silent tears still flow For what it meant to lose you No one will ever know Although you can’t be here with me We’re truly not apart Until the final breath I take You’ll be living in my heart I love you

- Cynthia , Friday June 12th, 2020