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Allen L. Sweet, 71, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Allen was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 12, 1943, to Sylvester and Margaret (Stiving) Sweet. He was a 1963 graduate of Waite High School. On July 24, 1965, he married the love of his life, Stephanie Thomas. For 34 years, Allen worked as a pipe fitter with Sun Oil Refinery, retiring in 2000. Allen enjoyed working on cars and bow hunting for deer with his family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was a member of the New Sportsman Club, where he served as past president. His true passion was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Allen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Stephanie; sons, Jason (Becky) Sweet and Brian (Amy) Sweet; grandchildren, Tony, Christopher, Amber, Shawn, and Shane; sister, Phyllis (Lewis) Rist; brother, Ervin (Marilyn) Sweet; sisters-in-law, Millie Sweet, Mary (Duane) Hubaker, and Andrea (Jim) Myers; brother-in-law, Sam (Carol) Thomas; along with many nieces, nephews, loving family members, and friends. Allen was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Sweet, and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sam and Mary Thomas.

Private graveside services were held in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Toledo Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537. Allen's family wishes to thank the nurses, aides and staff of Promedica Bay Park Hospital Emergency Room, ICU, and Respiratory Therapy, for the excellent care given to Allen. A special thank you is also extended to Allen's caring physicians, Dr. Rebecca Marshall, Dr. Karl Fernandez, and Dr. Dean Bernardo for the loving care given to Allen during his illness. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Angels Came and Said

The Angels came and said

It was time to go.

Don't worry Dad

we will be fine.

You have cared for us

well and done your best,

Now it's time for you to rest.

It broke our hearts

to lose you

But you do not go alone,

'Cause a part of us

goes with you

The day God called you

to His home.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 3, 2014
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