Born: October 31, 1927
Died: October 29, 2007
Married: Ruby Farmer
Children: Wayne, Michael, Julie Richards
Tim Sweet graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1946. 1 He was a baseball player in the 1940s and 50s, playing with the Saranac Lake Chiefs, the Brighton Blues and serving as manager of the Saranac Lake Majestics. He was also a World War II Veteran. 2 He grew up on Rainbow Road in Brighton, the son of Claude Sweet, and later lived at 22 William Street. He moved out of the area in the mid-1950s.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 31, 2007
Timothy C. Sweet
NEW PHILADELPHIA - Timothy Claude Sweet, 79, of Bolivar, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at his home.
A son of the late Claude and Ruth (Otis) Sweet, Timothy was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Gabriels.
Timothy was the manager of the former United Department Store at Uhrichsville for 28 years, and later retired from the Family Dollar Store.
He had a passion for sports, especially baseball and golf. In his younger years, Timothy was a player/manager for the semi-professional baseball team the Brighton Blues, which was located in upstate New York.
At one time, he served as the president of the Dennison Little League. He was an avid golfer, often playing at Big Bend Golf Course at Uhrichsville.
Most of all, Timothy cherished his grandchildren and the time he spent with them.
He is survived by his children: Michael (Annette) Sweet of Bolivar and Wayne Sweet and Julie Richards, both of North Carolina; and his grandchildren: Brandon and Rachel Sweet.
Timothy was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Ruby (Farmer) Sweet, who passed away on Nov. 24, 1999; one brother, Wayne Sweet; and two sisters: Isabel Callahan and Pearl Sweet.
Family and friends may call on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Timothy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Chapel with the Rev. Edward Keck officiating.
Following the service, a memorial reception will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and view an online memorial by visiting the funeral home's Web site.
1. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 7, 1976
2. Town of Brighton - Service Roll of Honor