Obituary of Todd J. Stephenson
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Ithaca - Ilion - Mr. Todd J. Stephenson, "Swany", 47, of Ithaca and formerly of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He was born in Ilion on February 25, 1975, the son of the late Jeffrey E. and Nancy Brown Stephenson. He attended and graduated from Ilion High School and went on to Herkimer Community College where he obtained his Degree in Business. Swany was Owner and Operator of his family business, Swan Pools for his entire career until his retirement in 2019. Swany was very dedicated to Swan Pools, the pool business, and everyone associated, past and present. The customers meant everything to him. Swany enjoyed going to Giants football games with his son. He enjoyed hiking and seeing waterfalls. He also enjoyed going to see his all time favorite band, "Phish" and being around friends and family. Swany will be dearly missed and in our hearts forever. He is survived by two sons, Colin "Swany" Stephenson of Ilion and Xavier Schafer of Maryland and one sister, Tonya Stephenson and Susan of Albany. He was predeceased by his infant sister, Lynn. Swany is also survived by a very special person in his life, Dana DiRienzo and his goddaughter, Taylor DiRienzo of Ilion. Swany's friends held a special place in his heart, Jeremy, Matt, Timmy, Billy and Rupert and other friends that meant the world to him. Calling hours for Swany will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 4-6 PM in the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. Interment will take place in Armory Hill Cemetery. To leave condolences for Swany’s family, please visit www.whiter-hendrix.com
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home
100 Otsego St.
Ilion, New York, United States
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The Whiter Funeral Company was started in 1893 by H.A. Whiter and was originally located in Forestport, NY. Following a fire in Forestport, the family relocated in Ilion, and reopened the funeral home in the early 1900's.
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