Thomas Sweeney, Sr.

May 18, 2024 - December 13, 2013

Passed away at his home on December 14, 2013, at the age of 85. He was born on May 23, 1928, in Wheatland, PA, the fourth of five children to Dennis and Della Sweeney. Tom grew up in Wheatland, PA, graduating from Farrell High School in 1946. He attended Duquesne University. For 37 years, Tom worked for The Texas Company, later Texaco, Inc., retiring in 1986 in Houston, TX. He returned to the Pittsburgh area after retiring. Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Josephine “Jo” Donovan Sweeney; and his children, Thomas E. Sweeney, Jr., Timothy D. Sweeney, Mary Ann Blake, Daniel Sweeney, and Matthew P. Sweeney; his grandchildren, Mary Shanley, Kate and Ty Sweeney, Daniel, Adam and Sarah Blake, Jessica, Daniel, and William Sweeney; his sisters, Julia Gill and Joan Staul; his nieces and nephews, Judy Bodner, Jimmy Gill, Marcia Baer, Tim Gill, Gerry Lynn Stefanousky, Kim and Brian Staul, and Fred, Patty Lou and Dennis Dondero, Jim, Joe, Bill and John Reagan and Mary Lang, and Charles Cunningham, Jr.; and his several grandnieces and grandnephews. Tom is predeceased by his father, Dennis; and his mother, Della Sweeney; his two sisters, Rita Burger and Patsy Dondero; and his baby son, Dennis W. Sweeney. The visitation will be held at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Township, PA 16066 on Wednesday 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Saint James Cemetery, Water Works Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143.

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  • D Williams

    Condolences to the Sweeney family. Please be assured that one day we will see our loved ones again happy and healthy. Jesus promised at John 5:28 & 29 that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” I pray this promise along with loving memories fill your heart with comfort and peace.


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