Earl R. Red Sweet, Sr., 72, 25870 Ridge Road, Watertown, passed away December 26, 2011 at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Utica, NY.
Mr. Sweet was born April 18, 1939 in Watertown a son of Nial and Marie Lattmore Sweet. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1958. Mr. Sweet was honorably discharged from the US Army after being stationed in Germany. He married Edith Clement on February 24, 1962 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church. He retired from Northern Transmission, Inc. where he was a mechanic. Mr. Sweet had been a mechanic for Lathams, Kurts Chevrolet, Lofinks and FX Capraras throughout his career.
Mr. Sweet enjoyed hunting, cooking, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Adams American Legion #586 and a trustee of the Eagles Club #782 in Watertown.
Surviving besides his wife are a son Earl, Jr., Watertown, a daughter and her husband Vera and Russell Beirman, Watertown, two brothers Nial Francis Sweet, Watertown and Victor J. Sweet, Virginia. Five sisters Flora Jane Fleming, Chaumont, Ann Smith, Watertown, Linda Helmer, Watertown, Nila Cleaver, Watertown, Donna Forkell, Watertown, four grandchildren, Amber Sweet LePage, Ashley Sweet, Alexandria Sweet and Roy Earl James Beirman, three great grandchildren, Lily Sunshine, Bella Grace, Marlee Ambrosia, several nieces and nephews. A brother Clifford, a sister Lucy and a great grandson Jayden Scott died before him.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A celebration of Mr. Sweets life will be held at the Eagles Club, Outer Washington Street, for all of his family and friends on Tuesday January 3rd from 3-6pm. Contributions may be made to Renal Care of Northern New York, 19328 Washington Street, Watertown, Ny 13601. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.