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Robert Alvin Sweet
September 14, 1934 – May 7, 2022
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Robert Alvin Sweet was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on September 14, 1934 to Mary Grace (nee) Pierce and James Howard Sweet.

   Bob lived and embraced his childhood to the fullest. During this rich period, he was nurtured and taught the principles of hard work, diligence, honesty, fairness and mercy that wove themselves into the fabric of his life.  Bob completed his studies in Engineering from Yale University, served two years in the National Guard and achieved an MBA from Xavier University.  Shortly after his discharge he married Dorothy Thomas (nee) Sheller, and nine months later welcomed the apple of his eye, Mark Thomas. Eleven months later came his “favorite daughter”, Lorelei Jane and bringing up the rear, eleven months later, Benjamin Pierce. Bob was an “all in” Dad. His sacrificial teaching, leading, inspiring, disciplining and loving model left a legacy of three born again Christian children.  As his father before him, Bob had an incredible work ethic. His career as a computer engineer began at B&O Railroad in Baltimore and continued through many adventures, NCR in Dayton, Polaroid in Boston, Bechtel in San Francisco, Safeway in Walnut Creek and for the last 30 years at Sweet Properties in Modesto.

   He was preceded in death by his love and best friend, Tommie. He leaves behind his children, Mark (Ann), Lorelei (John), Ben (Jill), his beloved grandchildren, Ryan (Jaci), Josiah (Reanne), Megan (Ben), Jahred, Joel, Aaron, Marcella (Jon) and his great-grandchildren, Colton, Savannah, Charlotte, Deilianna, Ciercina and Ellie.

   Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Sweet family. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 27th, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel in Modesto.


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, May 18, 2022