Farming Rural 12

Dennis H. Sweeney

April 3, 1943 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 78)


Dennis H. Sweeney, 78, of Ligonier, died Sunday March 6, 2022 at his home. He was born April 3, 1943 in Latrobe a son of the late Archie H. and Marie Krichbaum Sweeney.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he had served as a Lieutenant in the US Army and was a member of the Epiphany Anglican Fellowship of Ligonier. A man who loved so many people, even if they voted Blue, who took pride in his work, who had a gentle face with a voice only stern when needed and his love of God and guns showed that he would help others and protect his family from anything. From 1986-2019 he owned and operated Dennis Sweeney Inc. A strong willed man of incredible faith he always had time for his family and grandchildren who affectionately called him "ANI".  He had a never ending list of projects and loved traveling with Bea. He was loved and will be sorely missed. God, family, his passion for his farmhouse and pond, his tractor and his late canine Jefe and helping people in need will live on in our memories of Denny.
Surviving are his wife Beatriz Albin Sweeney. his three daughters; Bea Blastos (Dr. Michael) of Ligonier, Gaby Kress (Frank) of Mount Pleasant and Ceci Houser (Cody) of Mt. Lebanon. Seven sisters; Vicki Baxter (Bruce) of Shawnee, KS,
Darcy Sweeney of Florence, MA, Terri McFadden (Edward) of Beverly, MA, Virginia Nyjhoff (Jan) of Georgia, Nina Haven (David) of Aletha, KS, Amy Sweeney (Steve) of Danvers, MA and Kirsten Overholt (Richard) of Durham, NC. A foster brother George Kereszi of Ligonier, a foster sister Agnes Herrle (Scott) of Claysville, five grandchildren; Elena, Xavi, Amelia, Alexander and Oliver. Several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home 144 East Main Street, Ligonier where a service will be conducted Sunday at 1pm. Private interment will be made in the Fort Palmer Cemetery.
Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard will present a service Saturday at 4pm in the funeral home.
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