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April 30, 2013

Kenneth L. Sweet

JEFFERSON — Kenneth L. Sweet, age 66, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013, at his residence after an extended battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

He was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Ashtabula, to Raymond A. and Marjorie L. (Ray) Sweet and had lived in Jefferson for the majority of his life. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966 and enrolled in the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. While stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., Ken met and married Nancy L. Kraft on July 19, 1969.

Ken served 29 years on the Ashtabula City Fire Department as Engineer, EMT, HAZMAT unit member and head of the Toys for Tots program until retiring in 2006. He was a licensed real estate agent and in retirement was a driver/assistant at Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes.

Ken was loved by all who knew him and will be fondly remembered for his social demeanor, genuineness and philanthropy. He was a member of Ashtabula Firefighters Local #165 and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce where he was active in the flag project, Manna Food Drive, golf outing, scholarship committee and the Easter Egg Hunt. He was a former member of the Harbor Yacht Club and coached JAGS and Little League while his children were growing up. He and Nancy supported and volunteered for Parents & Children Fighting Cancer and The Fisher House becoming involved in memory of their daughter-in-law, Jessica.

He was constantly active and enjoyed traveling, boating, motorcycling, golf, woodworking, good friends and good times.

Ken is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy L. (Kraft) Sweet; daughter, Kimberly A. (Michael R. III) Beck of Akron; son, Christopher M. (Danielle R.) Sweet; and five grandchildren, Anthony, Katelyn, Ashelyn, Gabby and Ray, all of Bowie, Md. He will be sadly missed by many cousins and extended family members.

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