Robert W. Sweeney

1933 - 2021


Robert W. Sweeney, 87, of East Syracuse, passed away on Thursday April 15, 2021 at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, who passed away eleven days prior on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. Bob and Jean had a wonderful marriage and are truly inseparable.

"Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It has a sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever."

Robert was born on June 30, 1933 in Greig, NY, the son of William and Ruth (Plato) Sweeney. He was a graduate of General Martin School in Glenfield, NY and of the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. He worked as a District Service Manager for Whirlpool Corporation for several years and then as a sole proprietor from 1975 until his retirement. Bob loved golfing, bowling and family gatherings at home. Bob and Jean enjoyed traveling. He is survived by sons, Gary (Kelly) Sweeney, Brian Sweeney and Bruce (Jodie) Sweeney; grandchildren, Anthony, John, Cate, Shannen, Bobby and Daniel and one great grandchild.

Memorial services and burial will be private and there will be no calling hours.

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Bob Carrino

April 26, 2021 12:53 AM

Bob was one of the nicest guys I ever met. God added another angel. RIP Bob. Prayers to Brian, Gary and family.

Dennis and Anne Q Niland

April 24, 2021 8:17 AM

Dear Sweeney Family,
Such fond memories of your Dad at Morris Distributing Co with Jo Tully and the gang .... I worked in the “back” a few summers and they were so much fun. Then Bob fixed any and all of our home appliances once Dennis and I were married. He always took the time to visit and asked about each member of our family and my siblings. He was a soft spoken, thoughtful man with a kindly smile. So sorry for the loss of both of your parents, so close together. They are at peace and together.
Anne Quilter Niland

Judy Hodge/ WaNoa Golf Club

April 23, 2021 1:13 PM

To the Sweeney Family,
I want to extend my deepest sympathies to your families in the passing of Bob. Bob was one of the most sweetest, thoughtful, kind and caring men I have ever known. It was always a joy for me to see him with a smile on his face come through the door to play golf at WaNoa. He truly loved the game and did not care if he played 2 holes or 9 holes but just to be playing golf.
He will truly be missed by me and all his senior golfing pals on Monday mornings at WaNoa. 
My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Bob

Mark & Linda Quilter

April 23, 2021 9:21 AM

I only have the fondest memories of Bob, always coming to the rescue of one of our appliances. His positive energy was always an inspiration- and he could fix anything.
Our condolences to your family. RIP Robert.

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