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John W.

September 23, 1919 – March 28, 2019

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Obituary for John W. Sweeney

John W. Sweeney, 99, of Moore Twp., PA, formerly of Kearney, NJ, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Bethlehem, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Eileen J. (OBrien) Sweeney. They were married for 21 years. Born in Ridgefield Park, NJ; he was a son of the late James and Alice (Fisher) Sweeney. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He worked as a sales engineer for Worthington Pump Co. for 47 years retiring in 1984.  He was a dedicated volunteer for 27 years with the Kearney Kardinals Crew Team, Kearney, NJ.  He was also an active member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Bethlehem.       

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Eileen, he is survived by his son, Timothy Sweeney of Belvidere, NJ; daughter, Janet Eggars (Gerry) of Neptune, NJ; stepchildren,  Brien Delaney (Kimberly); Timothy Delaney both of Moore Twp.; Robert Delaney (Darota) of Wanaque, NJ; Mary  Koroghlian (George ) of Montvale, NJ; 9 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter.   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy and 4 brothers.    

 Services:  Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Sunday, March 31st from 6-8:00 p.m. in the JAMES FUNERAL HOME, 527 Center St., Bethlehem and on Monday April 1st, from 10-10:45 a.m.  in Assumption BVM  Catholic Church, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem (Upper Saucon Twp.) where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place later.  More info at

Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Covenant House, 461 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001

First Visitation

When Sunday, March 31st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
James Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC
527 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Location Information
Between Market and Broad Streets on Center Street.

Second Visitation

When Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4101 Old Bethlehem Pike
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Service Information

Monday, April 1st, 2019 11:00am
Rev. Msgr. Nevin Klinger
Church of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4101 Old Bethlehem Pike
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Interment Information

Interment Extra Info
Following Mass, John will be cremated and his ashes will be buried privately in New Jersey..
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