Carl H. Sweet, 75, of Clewiston, Fla., formally from Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at home following a brief illness.
He was born July 8, 1938 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Festus and Esther Morley Sweet.
He was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers and Order of the Eastern Star No. 43; Past Patron; Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 and Royal Arch Chapter No. 93, Past High Priest and Secretary and Northern Commandery No. 16, Past Commander; Elks Lodge
, Towanda, Pa. and Past PIAA Football and Basketball Official; Past Member of Sayre United Methodist Church – a President of Official Board Pastor Parrish Relations and was a Lay Speaker. He coached football, basketball, swimming and track during his teaching career. He continued to coach track and field with his grandchildren. He was most proud that he coached his youngest daughter Connie to a national shot put championship.
Carl graduated from Bloomsburg University BS in Mathematics and Science, Elmira College; Masters of Science in Education, plus 60 hours further education. He taught 30 years, retiring from Elmira Free Academy in 1993. He was active in Elmira Teachers Association and New York Retired Teachers.
Carl taught mathematics in the Elmira Free Academy retiring in 1993 after 30 years teaching. He was also employed by Sylvania Electric, Towanda for a period of six years. Carl was a 4H Club Leader for many years and was also 4H Camp Counselor. He raised and showed registered Paso Fino horses till he retired from teaching. He enjoyed years traveling with his motor home throughout the US and Canada.
He is preceded in death by his father Festus Sweet, mother Esther, younger brother Roland F. Sweet, and son in law David Mitchell, sister in law Marie Horton and brother in law David Horton.
Carl is survived by his wife of 56 years Patricia Casselbury Sweet at home; four daughters Crystal Mitchell of Sayre, Pa., Candace (Charles) Preston of Athens, Pa., Carla (Patrick) McQuay of Athens, Pa.,. Constance Sweet, Md., and husband James Tice Sr. of Towanda; eight natural grandchildren and three elective grandchildren. MM1 (SW/AW) Justen (Tiffany) Mitchell, USN, Providence, R.I., Rebecca Mitchell of Sayre, Pa., Lillian (Chad) Foust of Troy, Pa., Stephanie (Chad) Goble of Waverly, N.Y., Crystal McQuay of Sayre, Scott (Stacey) McQuay of Sayre, James Tice Jr. and Jessica Tice of Towanda, Matthew (Ashley) Moore of Milan, Pa., Dustin (Kelli) Jackson of Sayre, Pa., Jamie Mullen of Athens, Pa.; great-grandchildren Alex and Emilyn McQuay of Sayre; about to be born; Ryland Mitchell of R.I. and five others. Siblings and In Laws: Sister Phyllis Haas of Sayre, PA, sister in law Anne (Alex) Docktor of Edgewater, FL; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating, of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, Pa. Masonic Services will begin at 9:45 a.m. prior to the Memorial Services.
Please direct remembrances in Carl's name to Towanda Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.
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