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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, N.J.

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