Born on May 24, 1929 in Dalton, PA, he was a son of the late Grover and Clara Armstrong Sweet. He graduated from Dalton High School in the Class of 1946 and then attended Lackawanna Junior College for business. It was there that he met his wife to be, Marion “Murph” Smith; they were married on April 29, 1951 and she predeceased him on Dec. 26, 2004.
Bob was drafted into the Army and was deployed to Korea for the war. After 26 months of service, he was honorably discharged holding the rank of Sergeant. Bob then worked at a couple of finance companies before going to work for Nationwide Insurance in 1964, from which he retired after 30 years in 1994. He and Murph moved to Wyalusing in 1964, where they raised their family and spent many happy years.
He was a long-time member of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. He enjoyed working in the yard, watching sports, and he loved animals. Surviving are a son, Daniel Sweet of Wyalusing; daughter, Dana Keller of Dunmore; g randdaughter, Katherine Keller of Cleveland, PA; sister, Lucille Ulrich of Factoryville; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law and her husband, Eleanor and Robert Lohmann, and a nephew, Robert Lohmann.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dale L. Russell, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Friends called from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.
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