Lloyd "Bill" Sweet, 88, of West Water St., Wellsboro, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home.
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He was the husband of Joan Boom, whom he married on July 28, 1949. Bill was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Little Marsh, the son of Aric E. and Lucretia E. (Huck) Sweet.
He was formerly employed with A&P as a meat manager and Greco's Super Duper before retiring. Bill attended the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. He was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II in the European Theater. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bill was a member of the Ossea Lodge #317, F.&A.M. Wellsboro. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and well known in the area for processing deer. Bill enjoyed most sports but especially baseball. He was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. Bill served as one of the original Wellsboro Little League managers and closely followed the New York Yankees.
Surviving in addition to his wife Joan, is his son and daughter-in-law, Phill and Susan Sweet of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Hars of Pittsgrove, N.J., Sally and Chris Cooney of Athens; seven grandchildren, Amy LoSchiavo, Todd Sweet, Matt Sweet, Sheena Folkers, Ashley Cooney, Alyssa Hars, Kerry Hars; nine great-grandchildren; and his brother and sister-in-law, Arden and Betty Sweet of Middlebury Center. Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn and Pauline.
Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Monday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Bill's name to the Wellsboro Little League. To share your fondest memories of Bill, visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, LTD.
139 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Jan. 10 to Jan. 20, 2014