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John "Jack" Vincent Sweeney

Obituary for John "Jack" Vincent Sweeney

December 5, 2019


John "Jack" Vincent Sweeney, of East Oak Lane and Rockledge PA, passed away on December 5th, at the age of 80. Jack is survived by his loving wife Patricia A. (nee Holmes) of 57 amazing years. Jack was the caring father to Christopher S. Sweeney (Lisa), Annette M. Hanagan (Kevin), and John V. Sweeney Jr. (Lois). Jack leaves behind an impressive legacy in his seven grandchildren; Brenna, Sean, Matthew, Jeffrey, Daniel, Brendan, and Kyle. Jack will also be greatly missed by his siblings; Michael Sweeney, Edward Sweeney, Mary Kathryn Chancellor, and the late James Sweeney.

Jack will be remembered as a hard working man that always provided for his wife and children. Although Jack did not particularly love the beach himself, he made sure his family enjoyed time in Ocean City NJ every summer. Jack was also an active member of St. Helena Church in Philadelphia, where he became a member of the Holy Name Society. Jack was always be remembered for his love of dogs, especially his last canine companion, Kessie.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jack's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday December 14th at St. Helena Catholic Church (6161 N 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19120) from 9AM-10AM with a Memorial Mass to follow at 10AM; interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory to the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund ( would be greatly appreciated.

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Dean/Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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