Clifford Sweeney, 91, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.He was born June 10, 1922, in Nemacolin, a son of the late Sylvester and Mae Scrowthers Sweeney.Mr. Sweeney was a graduate of Mapletown High School and resided in Greensboro most of his life, where he was a member of Mapletown United Methodist Church.On May 2, 1945, he married Glenda H. Pringle, who passed away August 13, 2013. The couple was married for 68 years.He retired from Duquesne Light Warwick Mine, where he taught electrical engineering. He was talented in building machines and had rebuilt equipment for Hunting Hills in Dilliner and Fayette County Gun Club.For many years, he competed in trap shooting competitions and enjoyed reloading his ammunition as long as his health permitted. He and his wife, Glenda, also played on area bowling leagues.Mr. Sweeney served in the U.S. Navy and with the Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Company, where he served as fire chief. He was a member of Valley Lodge 459, F&AM in Masontown, Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Pittsburgh and Syria Temple AAONMS.Surviving are a nephew, James I. Sweeney of Greensboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Rose Pringle of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.Deceased are a brother, Robert E. Sweeney Sr., and a sister, Gertrude McLaughlin.Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, with the Rev. Bruce R. Judy officiating. Entombment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Valley Lodge 459, F&AM will conduct Masonic services at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 26, 2014