Merle E. Sweet

Merle E. Sweet, 82, of Fairmount Ave., in Jamestown, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Erie Select Speci-alty Hospital.

He was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Corry, Pa., one of 12 children of the late Harold and Minnie May Manges Sweet. Merle had been employed as a mechanic at Proctor’s Chevrolet in Findley Lake, for 25 years and retired in 1986 as parts manager of CMK Auto Parts in James-town.

Merle enjoyed spending time doing yard work, puzzles and going to yard sales. He always looked for-ward to spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Betty Peterson; a daughter, Merla Martin of Sherman; and two sons: Robert and Glen Sweet, both of James-town; a stepdaughter, Roxinne Cason of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Jeff Edwards of Greenhurst; four grandchildren: Stephanie Thompson, Joel Speck and Courtney Edwards of Jamestown, and Jennifer Cason of Kansas City; four great-grandchildren: Timothy Cole and Allison Bedford of Jamestown, and Jason and Jordan Cason of Kansas City; three sisters: Elizabeth Green of Gaffney, S.C., Clarabelle Burdick of Clymer, and Marionette Bowen of Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Burke Sweet, who died in 1969; six sisters: Jessie and Leona Sweet, Irma Gibbons, Vera Bromley, Violet Redding and Earla Bromley; two brothers: Donald and Gerald Sweet; and a son-in-law, Gary Martin.

No funeral service or visitation will be observed. Burial will be in Cutting Cemetery, Clymer.

The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of choice.

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