Richard F. Sweetman 1954-2014

WARREN – Richard Finley Sweetman, 59, of Warren, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his residence.

Richard was born July 12, 1954, in Warren, the son of the late John C. and Helen Marie Brothers Sweetman.

After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 through 1976. He then attended Youngstown State University, where he received an associate’s degree in music, and was employed at Danaher Co. in Solon.

He was a member of Warren Baptist Temple, and enjoyed collecting hymn books and Bibles, playing the guitar, singing and working with computers.

Survivors include his sisters, Arthea (Jim) O’Hara of Warren and Dianne (Ross) Whetson of Farmdale; brother, Charles Lee Sweetman of Maple Heights; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Warren Baptist Temple, where Pastor Jim Dittmar will officiate.

The family request monetary donations be made to Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, to defray funeral costs.

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