John Edward Sweeney Jr.
1932 - 2016
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October 1, 1932 - October 28, 2016 On the afternoon of October 28, 2016, John passed away peacefully at his home in Woodland Hills, CA surrounded by his family after succumbing to congestive heart failure. John was 84 years old. John Sweeney was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on October 1, 1932. He was the first son of John E. Sweeney, Sr., and Marie Gorse Sweeney. After playing hockey and graduating business school from Providence College, John and his wife, Elsie, got married and moved to Texas for 5 years while John served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant. In 1962, John and Elsie moved to California. John worked in the aviation industry for 33 years. John was an avid Los Angeles Kings and Dodgers fan. John also cherished his family and grandchildren, and was married to Elsie for over 59 years before her passing in 2015. John Sweeney is survived by his brother Ray, daughters Ellen Marano, Susan Elton, Elizabeth Polito, sons Steven and Robert Sweeney, daughter-in-law Kathryn Sweeney, sons-in-law Damiano Marano and John Polito, grandchildren John and Michael Elton, Tina Polito, Megan and John Paul Sweeney, Vanessa and Laura Marano, and Lauren, Sean, and Joseph Sweeney. Mass Services will be held on Monday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his favorite children's charities, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and/or The Aubri Brown Club.

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2016.
Funeral Mass
10:30 AM
St. Mel Catholic Church
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November 8, 2016
What a wonderful, fun, kind man and an amazing husband and father. We should all be blessed with such a terrific father who loved unconditionally. "Go pahk the cah in Havahd yahd!" Such great memories of a man with a fantastic sense of humor!
November 7, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Jer. 29: 11,12 bring you some comfort during this difficult time.
November 5, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with all of. John was not my cousin but also my godfather. I have very happy memories of both him and Elsie. I know that they are together now . Carlene (Renell} Mahan
May his soul rest in peace.
Carlene Renell
November 5, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless You All.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Phillips ( Joyce Renell Phillips's Son and Daughter in law
November 4, 2016
To all of the Sweeney children may all of you find peace knowing John & Elsie are together again and watching over you all. My deepest sympathy Eileen Amison. Elsie's cousin from Rhode Island
Eileen Amison
November 2, 2016
Sincere condolences to the family and friends during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory. Psalms 116:15
November 1, 2016
I'll never forget going water skiing with the Sweeneys. We always managed to have the greatest times together. I remember Mr. Sweeney being VERY patient when teaching me how to water ski. It must've taken me 50 tries before I got up! I have fond memories of the whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jane Grimmett Taylor
November 1, 2016
To the BEST DAD ever......
I will always forever treasure everything about you. How lucky and blessed I am to have had you as my father.God Bless you.Your with Mom now in heaven.Rest in peace.
Liz Polito
November 1, 2016
Sorry for your loss Bob.. Prayers for you and the family..

Rob.. and Chase..
November 1, 2016
John Sweeney was my other dad during my teens and I loved imitating the way he talked! Our families had many vacation adventures together and I'll forever remember him as a great guy and a loving dad. Love and heartfelt condolences to all of the Sweeney family. May he and Elsie now rest in peace together.
Dick Grimmett
November 1, 2016
To the Sweeney family our sincerest condolences. From the Abene family.
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