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Obituary of Isaac Hunter Van Sweeney


Isaac Hunter Van Sweeney, 20, of Homer, passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2022.

Isaac was born November 13, 2001, the son of Richard Ho, Sara McCormick, and Michael and Kelli Sweeney. He was a 2020 graduate of Homer High School.

Isaac was a hard worker, had a gentle soul, and was always willing to lend a hand. He had a genuine and big smile that would light up the room. He loved his family, animals, diesel trucks (especially Cummins Diesels), being outdoors, working on the farm, hunting, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers. He collected belt buckles and socks, enjoyed playing with Legos and Matchbox cars, and loved the movie ‘8 Seconds’.

Surviving are his parents, Michael and Kelli Sweeney, Richard Ho and Sara McCormick; his siblings, Oksana McCormick Sweeney (Paul Morse); Jessica Neuman (Nate); Sean Sweeney (Becca); Tieler Sweeney (Megan); Brenton, Lilly and Kristal Sweeney; Nicki Fox; and Austin and Bella Ho; his girlfriend, Alyssa Sherrod; his grandparents and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland.

Calling hours will be held at the Grace Christian Fellowship on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Isaac’s name may be directed to Deerfoot Lodge, PO Box 228, Speculator, NY 12164.

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