John Sweeney, 69
By Staten Island Advance
February 03, 2010, 5:03AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —
John M. Sweeney, 69, of Parlin, N.J., a retired PATH
train conductor, died yesterday of liver cancer in
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New
Brunswick, N.J. Born in West Brighton, he graduated in 1957 from
St. Peter’s High School for Boys, New Brighton,
before relocating to Parlin, N.J., 41 years ago.
Mr. Sweeney retired in 2000 as a conductor with
the Port Authority Path Trains in Jersey City. He was a member of both the American Legion
Post, Sayreville, N.J., and the Benevolent
Protective Order of the Elks, Old Bridge, N.J.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed rooting for the
New York Jets, fishing, and traveling to his
vacation home in Wurtsboro, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army as a private in the
medical corps, stationed in West Germany from 1959
to 1961. Mr. Sweeney attended St. Bernadette’s R.C.
Church, Parlin. His wife, Liselotte, died in 2006. Surviving are his two sons, James and John, and
a daughter, Patricia Gadziala.
The funeral will be Friday from Sayreville
Memorial Funeral Home, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in
St. Bernadette’s Church. Burial will follow in
Forest Green Memorial Park Cemetery, Morganville,
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