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Mary Lou Sweida Obituary

Mary Lou  Sweida
Mary Lou Sweida

February 24, 1929 - August 22, 2018
Born in Ohio
Resided in San Pedro, California
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Mary Lou was called home on Aug. 22, 2018. She went to God peacefully at home while surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Minster, OH. Mary Lou was raised with three brothers and one sister on a large farm in Ohio thru high school. Mary Lou met the love of her life, LaVern Sweida while attending International Business College in Ft. Wayne, IN. LaVern and Mary Lou were married July 1, 1950. Their honeymoon was spent driving to CA with the hope that LaVern would start his career as an Aeronautical Engineer with Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach.
Mary Lou was a longtime South Bay resident, and was very active in multiple church and school organizations with both Holy Trinity and Mary Star. Mary Lou was also a dedicated volunteer at Providence Little Company of Mary in San Pedro for more than 35 years.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by La Vern, her husband of 47 years, and her eldest son James, and her brothers Robert and Lester Lehmkuhl. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter Carol, son Thomas and daughter-in-law Cindy, and grandsons, Michael and Brian, her younger brother Al, and younger sister - Sister Ann Catherine.
Viewing will be held at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th St.,
San Pedro on Wednesday Aug. 29 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
1292 W. Santa Cruz St., San Pedro on Thursday Aug.30 at 10:00 am.
Burial will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes immediately following the Funeral Mass. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sisters of Charity of Rolling Hills, 310-831-4104, www.scrh.org.




McNerney's Mortuary
570 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA US 90731
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
1280 W. Santa Cruz Street
San Pedro, CA US 90732
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:00 AM
Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S. Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA US 90275
Thursday, August 30, 2018
12:00 PM