In Memory

Ray Swenton

Man found dead in Lakewood metropark died of natural causes

Posted: Oct 13, 2016 8:45 AM EDTUpdated: Oct 13, 2016 8:48 AM EDTPosted by Cleveland 19 Digital


Police say that 56-year-old Raymond Swenton, the man found dead at Rocky River Scenic Park on Sept. 21, died of natural causes related to obesity.

Swenton was found next to the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Metroparks. 

His exact cause of death was listed as a pulmonary thromboembolism with pumonary infraction. 

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01/22/17 12:52 PM #1    

Rick Rocco

Wow! So sorry to hear about Ray's passing. I remember him in Footballl being hilarious! I'll be praying for him. 

01/23/17 07:18 AM #2    

Chris Becherer

So sorry to hear this about Ray. He was hilarious and will be missed be many. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

01/23/17 10:27 AM #3    

Robert Savage

Sad to hear of the loss of a wonderful childhood friend. I remember spending time with Ray at his house by Chippewa creek and heading to football together. He was a gentle giant and had such a great attitude. Rest In Peace mi amigo. Thoughts and prayers to you and family. 

01/23/17 12:37 PM #4    

Angelo Benedetti

Such a loss, he was a good friend.  Who could ever forget the guy who could put his legs behind his head in elementary school, drink 7 milks with lunch, or the song parodies in the locker room that he and Larry so loved to sing?  …even the one that was at my expense.  I last saw Ray in the early 1990’s out on an Interstate project, he was our L.E.O. one night, we caught up and laughed the night away like we were kids. 

Rest In Peace 700 club founder.

01/23/17 04:32 PM #5    

Erol Sommer

Sorry to hear of this.  Ray often had homeroom with me as we were both "S" names.  As did Mark Soltysik  (Tuffy) also passed.  The 2 of them were great friends as I recall, perhaps that can now be rekindled. 

01/28/17 11:50 AM #6    

John Saris

Just heard about Ray as well. Sad to hear. I remember being at a basketball game at Strongsville. It looked like a fight might break out afterwards. Man, I stuck to that guy like glue. Fortunately, I've manned up a bit in the last 40 years. Ray was a great guy and will be missed.


01/29/17 11:47 PM #7    

Robert Jaite

A couple years after graduation I ran into Ray. He was swimming laps below the dam at Hinkley. We picked up our conversation as if we were still Seniors. Ray was bigger than life. We all take a certain piece of the people we appredicate with us into our soul. I can still hear Ray singing on the bus after football.

01/30/17 08:28 PM #8    

Daniel O'Toole

Very sad ,God Rest you Ray

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