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February 11, 2013
Sorry you had to leave so soon, Walter. You were an inspiration to so many of your small-town classmates because you dared to pursue your big dreams. I wish there had been a better chance to know you in those later years. As another friend remarked, there was much more to you than we ever realized. Rest in peace.
February 11, 2013
HAPPY ARE THEY THAT MOURN,SINCE THEY WILL BE COMFORTED."..MATT.5:4...MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE SWEENEY FAMILY...GQ
February 10, 2013
Walter, thanks for all the memories. I hold so fondly the fun, adventure and excitement that you brought to my youth and to so many others. You were an extraordinary athlete and personality. Your heart was as great as your athletic prowess. I was so fortunate that your life touched mine. My condolences to your family. May you rest in peace.

Cappy De Santis
February 10, 2013
My prayers and condolences to the Sweeney family.I'll miss those visits at the Golden Doughnut shop.
February 10, 2013
Walt worked for me as a truck salesman in his first off season. I always had a special place in my heart for him. I thought it was great that he came back after his playing days were over and tried to help kids with addiction problems. He was a great guy as well as a great football player. Norm Pressley
February 10, 2013
In 1964 Walt took a job in the off season in the cash vault at United States National Bank. I sat in the cage opposite him and got to know him well at 8 hours a day. Walt was my first contact with a professional football player. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest and I mean fullest as most guys do at that age. I was invited out to have drinks after work but was not of age but appreciated the fact that I even got invited. In order to keep in shape at least while working there Walt would take a bag of silver dollars in each hand and press them over his head dozens of times a day. Hell I could barely pick a bag up with two hands from the floor let alone press it over my head. Obviously he became a team favorite of the guys in the vault. Godspeed Walt.
Peter Hobbs
February 09, 2013
Most dominate pulling guard I ever saw as a long time Charger season ticket holder from year one in San Diego. A friend who saw Walt often just sent me an autographed copy of his book. One of the all time Charger greats. RIP
February 09, 2013
Walt was a great football player and a kind,loyal friend.
My late husband, Jackie,was on the Chargers staff when Walt played, and always had good things to say about Walt.
After Jackie passed away, and my family was back in San Diego, we were again in touch with Walt, and he helped us with some family problems. We all loved him.
Kristin and Rick, I am so very sorry.
February 09, 2013
Walt,thanks for the memories,pleasuer working out,playing with you----great player --- great friend.---- Joe Amico,Danvers,Ma.
February 08, 2013
A Truly Great, Kind, & Thoughtful Man. You were there in Our time of need.
My thoughts and prayers are with you & your loved ones.
Godspeed, Walter Francis!

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One of the great Orangemen: Walt Sweeney--3rd row from top, 4th from left, #89. RIP Walt. Walter, Dad, & Ron