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Updated: 12/06/2013 04:29:28PM
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James Errol Sweet

James Errol “Jim” Sweet, 71, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his home, after a long battle with Melanoma Cancer.

He was born June 4, 1942, and was originally from Merchantville, N.J., living the last 40-plus years in the Medford, N.J., and then the Lower Bank, N.J., areas.

Jim and his second wife Judy retired to live in Englewood five years ago. They have been active in music gatherings with Jim on the Bass Fiddle and Banjo, playing with the Englewood Beach Drum Circle, and also in their Yoga Classes at Englewood Beach. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, swimming, playing tennis, loved the old cars on Dearborn Street, and especially liked gathering with friends to play music.

Jim was known to be able to build, or fix, almost anything in his detailed, introspective, humorous way. While in New Jersey, he worked in Data Processing, and was a founding member of the music group, “The Sugar Sand Ramblers,” who performed at Albert Hall regularly, and throughout the state for many years.

Jim loved his Florida home and sharing it with friends and family. His gentle, kind and calm, loving ways will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his three children, Wendy Donato, Jimmy Sweet Jr. and Greg Sweet; four grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Gionnone, all of New Jersey; and his wife, Judy. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Ann; and his parents, Gwendolyn and Ronald Sweet.

A Memorial Service is being planned for early December in New Jersey, for the New Jersey family and friends. Another Memorial Gathering is planned for mid-January, for close family and friends at their Florida home.


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