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Mr. Donald Walter Sweeney

Mr. Donald Walter Sweeney, 85, of East Main Street, died Friday, Dec. 26 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.

He was the husband of Betty E. Ridenour Sweeney, his wife of 61 years.

Born Sept. 24, 1918, he was a son of the late William I. and Ellen May Carbaugh Sweeney.

He retired from Hoke Furniture Co., Thurmont.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Donald Ross Sweeney of Emmitsburg, and Ronald Leroy Sweeney and wife Julie of Emmitsburg; three daughters, Maxine Shriner of Emmitsburg, Jackie L. Sweeney of Gettysburg, Pa., and Alicia M. Wood of Emmitsburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Albert Sweeney of Thurmont; and two sisters, Liza Knott of Thurmont, and Angel Toms of Keymar.

He was preceded in death by a son, Albert W. Sweeney, and eight brothers.

Friends may call from from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 at Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends form 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 31 with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with the Rev. Stephen P. Trzecieski as celebrant.

Interment will be in New St. Joseph's cemetery, Emmitsburg.


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