Kenneth W. Sweet, Sr., 84, of Phoenix, NY passed away
suddenly on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Health Ctr., Syracuse. Ken was born to his late parents,
Mary (Wikoff) and Berton W. Sweet on Aug. 16, 1933. He
was a graduate of Phoenix High School, and a graduate of
SUNY Morrisville. He served in the US Army from 1953-55.
Ken was a business partner and monument dealer with his
late cousin, Richard W. Sweet for 45 years. He was a true
artist at designing and engraving granite cemetery monuments
and grave markers. Much of his fine work can be seen
throughout CNY cemeteries and beyond. Ken was extremely
active in the Phoenix community and the surrounding area. He
belonged to many organizations, just to mention a few. Ken
was a member of Callimacus Masonic Lodge #369 A. & F. M.,
holding many offices; Shriners Ogranization Watertown;
Phoenix Rural Cemetery Board of Directors;
American Legion Post #418, Phoenix; Schroeppel Historical
Society; the Maroun Elementary School “Canal Days” a 23 year
participant along the NYS canal Lock 1 educational program;
Historical Aircraft organization; former boy scout leader and
Troop 720 committeeman; and a honorable member of
Society of Cincinnati, founded in 1783. Ken offered so much
of his time, and possessed many skills and talents. He had a
vast knowledge of the history of Phoenix area.
He was predeceased by a daughter Martha Mae Sweet in
1960; a son Daniel C. Sweet in 1968; a brother Peter T.
Sweet in 2011.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Esther (Wright) Sweet;
his children Kenneth W. (Donna) Sweet, Jr., Caleb B. Sweet,
Samuel W. Sweet, and Ella Mae Sweet; his grandson Ryan
David Isabell; his step-brother Robert Moyer; his step-sister
Calling hours are on Sunday June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix. A masonic service will follow at 4 p.m.in the funeral
home with the members of the Callimacus Masonic Lodge
#369, F. & A. M. of Phoenix. The American flag will be
presented to the family by the American Legion Post #418.
Contributions in Ken’s memory to: Callimacus Masonic
Lodge 369, Phoenix, NY or the Shriners Children’s Hospital.