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Robert J. Sweeney

December 30, 1931 - July 3, 2018

Burial Date: July 7, 2018

St. Therese Church 11 Temple Place Southgate, KY July 7, 10 a.m.

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Robert “Bob” Jerome Sweeney, 86, of Newport, Kentucky passed away on July 3, 2018 at Atria Highland Crossing, Ft. Wright, Kentucky. Bob was born December 30, 1931 in Newport Kentucky to Michael and Mary (nee Daly) Sweeney. Bob was a graduate of Newport Catholic High School. He attended night classes at Xavier University. He joined the Navy during the Korean War where he was a Boatswain’s Mate 3rd class on the USS Luzon. Bob worked as an offset printer for Dubois Chemical Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bob was also an active member of St. Therese Parish (Southgate) where he was involved in the RCIA program, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Holy Name Society among other volunteer duties. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family where there was much laughter. He was known throughout his life to be a practical joker as well. He loved his country and also took part in caring for the environment. Beloved husband of the late Elvira (nee Grome) Sweeney. Devoted father of Robert (Ann) Sweeney, Mary (Charra) Sweeney, Sharon (Kenny) Seiter, Patty (Jim) Sheehy, and Joni (Danny) Jordan. Loving grandfather of Keith, Maria, Jodi, Elizabeth, Esther, Anita, Berta, Maddie, Josh, and Danny. Caring great grandfather of Alethea, Sebastian, Caspian, and Parker. Dear brother of the late Margaret “Dolly” Hayes. Uncle of Carol Ling, Margie Becker and the late Pat Powers. Visitation at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home (Ft. Thomas), 427 S. Ft. Thomas Ave., on Friday (July 6) from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (July 7) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church (Southgate), 11 Temple Place. Burial will take place in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.