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Timothy P. Sweeney
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  • Sunwatch Indian Village
    2301 West River Road
    Dayton, OH 45418

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“what a blessing to receive peace from the almighty my dear friends. love and peace Jackie and alice ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: jackie and alice knight and family - MI

“Dennis, sorry to hear about your brother. If you read this, please contact me at my email. It's been 35 years since I've seen you, but would love...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Don Forrest - San Diego, CA

“I was so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. Although he was a year ahead of me in the aeronautical engineering program at the U of Detroit, I didn't...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jack Williams - Northville, MI

This is a recent photo of me. “I only met Tim a couple times, because he was at school or working. But Dennis his brother often spoke of him and was very proud of Tim. May I take...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: William J Govier - Northville, MI

“Sheila and Dennis, Saw on the Benedictine news sight about the death of your brother. We lived on Mansfield and I remember your. family well. ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Foerg - Royal Oak, MI

“We worked with Tim in the B-2 SPO for many years. Tim was an example of what God intended us to be. Mary Hays & Nancy Weston ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Weston - Beavercreek, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Tim was a good man. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Joseph Sweeney - Erie, CO

“Tim was my boss and mentor in the B-2 program for several years. He was an excellent engineer and managed to combine expert technical knowledge,...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Nicol - Fairborn, OH

“Tim was more than a patient, he was a friend. He was a nice guy with a good sense of humor. I will miss our visits. He and his family are in my...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Herman Knoll - Dayton, OH

“Only Tim could make us see the opportunities for intellectual stimulation, humor and camaraderie in everything we did. It was a very special joy to...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Don Edwards - Kettering, OH

“I met Tim as part of a group of golfing friends. I wish I had met him earlier and known him better. He deserves the best -- which he is now having. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Gene James - Dayton, OH - Friend

The Boyzzz, The three amigos, SunWatch Volunteers “I'm going to miss the rides to golf on Tuesdays and SunWatch on Thursdays that Tim and I shared for many years. It was our opportunity to solve the ...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Fraga - New Carlisle, OH

“Too many good memories to include them all. Suffice it to say that hanging around with Tim was something we all enjoyed, and whether it was while we...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Eder - Chicago, IL - Friend


Timothy Sweeney, of New Carlisle, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. He was 72 years old. Tim was born on October 31, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1958 and from the University of Detroit in 1963. He moved to Dayton to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base following graduation. In 1970, he married Janet Boehmer, whom he met as a part of the Depaduans, a high-spirited group of twenty-something Catholics. They enjoyed many skiing trips, softball and volleyball games, sing-alongs, and practical jokes. Tim was an aeronautical engineer at Wright-Patt, where he worked on a variety of aircraft including the C-5, the A-10, and the B2 Bomber; he also, as a member of headquarters staff, played a key role in managing the new Air Force Material Command. He was involved with Operation Credible Sport (1980), a project that was to have used an airlifter modified with rocket engines to rescue the hostages in Iran. He was proud to have footage that he shot from a helicopter appear, years later when the operation was declassified, on the nightly news. Tim also worked for many years as a consultant to E-BEAM Services in Lebanon, Ohio, where he enjoyed tackling new engineering problems. Throughout his career, he was known for his enthusiasm for his work, his ability to get along with everyone, and his tremendous integrity. He enjoyed golf outings and his volunteer work at Sunwatch, where he was a regular and devoted volunteer since 1995. Family and friends appreciated his precise memories of events more than fifty years old; his sense of humor; and his love of kids, Jeopardy, and Mexican food. He is survived by his wife, Janet; his daughter Meghan, son-in-law Nick, and grandson Henry of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother Terry Sweeney; sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Jack Coury; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Julie Sweeney; and many much-loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other dear family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rita Church, 5401 N. Main St., Dayton. In the summer, a Celebration of Life will be held at Sunwatch Indian Village for Tim; all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sunwatch (www.sunwatch.org) for a memorial honoring Tim Sweeney.