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William Sweezer - Class Of 1975 VIEW PROFILE

 As reported by Tonda Moore Ward and other input   

Bill Sweezer, class of 1975, was killed in a car accident last Saturday morning in North Carolina. He had stopped to help a police officer who was helping a stranded motorist. Another car then hit him and his family's car. His wife and one of his children were hurt. Checked this out online and a newspaper article backs this up. Thought website should know. Bill was highly involved with FFA. -- Tonda
Herald Online
A Fort Mill dad dies in I-277 collisions By Meghan Cooke and Kathy Haight -  
A Fort Mill man taking his sons to a swim meet in Charlotte died and eight others were injured in a series of crashes on Interstate 277 on Saturday morning that began after a police officer stopped to help a disabled car. William Alan Sweezer, 53, of Fort Mill, died at Carolinas Medical Center Saturday following the collisions. Read more:  
Herald online
Sunday, at a regional meet at the uptown Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, they chose to wear the team's black caps to honor Bill Sweezer, a team volunteer and father of two teammates who was killed Saturday on Interstate 277 on the way to the event. Read more:  

William Sweezer, husband of Bobette and devoted father of Brandon and David, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C.

Bill was born on Aug. 19, 1957, in Reno, Nev. He was the oldest son of William Ernest Sweezer and Janet Ann Sweezer. Bill was the dedicated husband of Bobette for 17 years and he was the proud father of his two sons, Brandon (14) and David (13). In addition to his wife and sons, Bill is survived by his mother; his brothers, Donald, Thomas and Richard; and his sister, Carol. He is also survived by his uncle, Alan Rordorf; cousins, Kristin and Ingrid; numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family; one great-niece; and three great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

In his youth, Bill's family moved frequently while his father served in the Air Force. They lived in Germany, Greece and Alaska before settling in Moreno Valley, Calif. He graduated in 1975 from Moreno Valley High School, where he was a member of FFA and the school band. Bill attended Cal State San Bernardino, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business (Concentration - Accounting) in 1991. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in 1996. At the time of his death, he was employed by Wachovia in the Finance Business Information Technology department.

Bill was very involved as a volunteer with his sons' swim team, Rock Hill Area YMCA Aquatics, and he was treasurer of South Carolina Swimming, the governing body for USA Swimming in the State of South Carolina. He was often in the stands watching his sons while they were at swim practice. At swim meets he was either running the timing systems or cheering for his sons and their teammates. He always had an encouraging word for the swimmers. His friendship, support of his sons' team will be greatly missed in the South Carolina swimming community.

Bill was always there for his boys and they were his pride and joy. He enjoyed boating and waterskiing with his family. He also enjoyed golfing and drag racing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William Sweezer Memorial Fund at any Wachovia or Wells Fargo Bank to benefit Bill's sons.

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01/07/12 09:19 PM #1    

David Matsueda (1980)

I looked up to and respected Billy so much while growing up.  When we chatted as adults and discovered that each majored in accounting, it was surreal.  May you rest in peace my friend.


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