David M. Sweeney, of Patterson, NY, formerly of Croton Falls, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at home with his family by his side. He was 78 years old.
Dave was born August 26, 1942 in Purdys, NY, son of the late Raymond and Marjorie (Vassak) Sweeney. Dave graduated from St. Francis High School in Buffalo, NY, where he began his studies to become a priest. Following graduation and a change of heart, Dave attended Westchester Business School in White Plains, NY, where he met his future bride. Dave married the love of his life, Jane M. Uhlin on July 25, 1964 in Scarsdale, NY.
Dave was a Water Systems Operations Engineer for the Department of Environmental Protection with the City of New York for 44 years. Dave and Jane have spent the last 17 years in Patterson, NY. Croton Falls was home for close to 40 years before Patterson.
Dave enjoyed life, which was evident in the many organizations he took part in or was a member of. Dave was a 2 term Chief and Life Member of the Croton Falls Fire Department. His passion was fishing with family and friends. When his family was young, he became the North Salem Little League coach and continued as coach for 25 years.
Dave was a loving husband, a proud father, a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather.
Besides his wife Jane of 56 years, Dave is survived by his three sons, David M. Sweeney II and his wife Kim of New Fairfield, CT, Daniel A. Sweeney and his wife Kory of East Fishkill, NY and Donald J. Sweeney and his wife Abby of Danbury, CT. His 7 loving grandchildren, David III, Connor, Julia, Daniel II, Madelyn, Ryan and Evan. Also, his great grandson Landon. Dave was predeceased by his sister Joanna.
A Line-up for a Grand Procession to the graveside service will begin Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00am at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. The graveside service will begin at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 100 in Somers, NY. Friends may call at Beecher Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8pm. www.beecherfuneralhome.com.
Please consider a contribution in Dave’s memory to the Croton Falls Fire Department, PO Box 128, Croton Falls, NY 10519.
We will miss Dave very much, as we love him deeply. Fish On!