Sweeney, John V. "Jack" MALTA John "Jack" Sweeney, 93, passed away on October 3, 2013 in Malta. He was born on September 28, 1920 in Springfield, Mass. He grew up in Salem, Mass. and was a graduate of Boston University. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
, captaining a minesweeper in the Pacific and earning a Purple Heart
. After military service, he worked for many years as a salesman for NCR, first in Baltimore and then in Albany. He later worked in sales for the Yankee Box Company. Jack was a very giving person by nature, and he was happiest when he was helping others. For many years, Jack did volunteer work with senior citizens in tax preparation and driver education through AARP as well as handling the bookkeeping and management for his townhome complex. He was also a fine cook and liked nothing better than preparing meals for family and friends. He enjoyed listening to traditional Irish music and was a longtime supporter of the Capital District branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, for which he was the secretary for many years. Jack conducted his life with integrity and honesty and he lived by the creed of treating others well. He loved to tell and hear a good joke. He will be greatly missed. He was married for 40 years to his loving wife, Frances (Thompson), who preceded him in death. He is survived by his five children, John Jr. (Debby) of Oceanside, Calif., Michael of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mary (Paxton) Phillips of Baltimore, William (Alicia) of Clifton Park, and Kathleen (Paul) Mason of Malta, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park, thence to St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park where at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to either Community Hospice of Saratoga County, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the
of Northeastern NY, 1717 Central Ave., Albany, 12205. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 Clifton Park.