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Thomas R. Sweet Sr.

January 19, 1938 - November 25, 2018

Thomas R. Sweet Sr. Thomas R. Sweet Sr.
    November 30, 2018 | 4-8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W. State Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • December 1, 2018 | 11:00 A.M.
  • St. Patrick Downtown Catholic Church
    400 Cedar Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Thomas R. Sweet Sr. age 80 of St. Charles, passed away peacefully November 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Myron and Hilda Sweet in Janesville, Wisconsin and grew up in Northeastern Iowa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Nancy, daughters; Julie Sweet, Patti (Eliot) Kaufman, son Thomas (Debbie) Sweet Jr., Six grand-children; Jake Kaufman, Mary Kate Kaufman, Kelli Kaufman, Thomas Sweet III, Matt Sweet, Joe Sweet, sister Nancy (Edwin) Roehling, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tom worked as a Vice President for Cetron Electronics and continued his career as a Senior Vice President for Richardson Electronics. In his retirement Tom owned and operated Elburn Liquors, and worked in the Pro Shop at Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the St. Charles Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Elburn Lions Club. Tom enjoyed gardening, golfing, and was a devoted Cubs Fan.

Memorial Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. Friday, November 30. 2018, at Yurs Funeral Home 1771 W. State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134. Memorial Mass will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday December 1, 2018, at St. Patrick Downtown Catholic Church, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Charles Park Foundation, Pottawatomie Golf Course / Tom Sweet.


Ron Schubbe from Dekalb, IL

"Great man,boss,and friend. Truly will be missed by many. R.I.P. Tom."

Barbara Bagan from Scottsdale, AZ

"My heartfelt love and sincere condolences. I am so very sorry and deeply saddened for all of you. May you find peace and comfort in your fond and enduring memories of a wonderful husband and loving father. This is a great picture of a kind and good man who will be missed, but not forgotten. Peaceful blessings to all."

Adele M Dalesandro from Saint Charles, IL

"Tom,Matt and I send our deepest condolences on the death of your dad. May you find peace in your memories."

Sharlene Peter from Sun City Center, FL

"My sincere condolences to you NANCY and your lovely family. Tom was such a great person and so entertaining. He was a special guy and friend. I will always remember he and Ron battering back-and-forth about the Cubs And Cardinals but there was no subject above the reach or enjoyment. Prayers for all. RIP Tom. Love , Shar"

Phyllis Kaufman from Hollywood, FL

"Dearest Nancy, Len and I are so sorry about your loss. Tom was just a fantastic gentleman, person and all around Good Guy!! To know him was to just love him! I am having trouble writing this and I just wish I could be there to give a big hug!! Our love to your whole family!! I just remember all the Good Times we had together!!! And we did enjoy our time together!! Much LOVE!! Phyllis and Len"

Andy Kaufman from New Hope, PA

"My heartfelt condolences to you, Nanner, and all the Sweets and Kaufmans. Tom will be deeply missed. Remember all the good times and stories, happily there were many. Love to all. Andy"

Hopkins family from Frisco, CO

"Dearest Nancy and family, We are so deeply saddened by the loss of Tom, a good, kind heart has stopped beating. We feel so honored and blessed to have known Tom and to be able to call him, our friend. We have lost a great friend, but God has received a beautiful Angel. Holding you all in our hearts. Love you, The Hopkins family"

John Nielsen from Sycamore, IL

"Tome was a good and kind man who had an impact on everyone's life. I knew Tom first as the guy who yelled at me at the age of 11 (for throwing rocks at the Cetron windows). A few years later, Tom became my first boss, hiring me at age 14 (paid me out of pocket) to remove carbon anodes out of T200 and T300 Triodes. At age 16, Tom hired me full time in the summer and part time through my school years to learn the process of building an Electron Tube (I think he must have recognized my interest in electronics and the art of electron tubes). As the years passed, he kept me employed through college and further as a supervisor and then engineer during the various industry downturns. Tom had that undeniable, family oriented demeanor, understanding life's difficulties that his employees could experience. He could be demanding and furious, but in the end, an old softie who loved his life, his kids and his wife (not necessarily in that order). Nancy and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss."

Merle Leigh from Kaiser, MO

"I can remember most about Tom when we were kids Tom and his family come to visit is on the farm. If there was trouble to get into we did it , but we sure had some good times and great memories. I never really got to know Tom well when he grew up there wasn’t much contact. After a few visits to his family I could see there was a lot of love . When you get old you may have a lot of physical things but the most important is the love of your family and friends and memories you have. God bless you Nancy and and your family and all those that he loved. Regards, Merle Leigh Family"

Brian Charles from St. Charles, IL

"This man was the genuine article: sincere, helpful, quick to engage. I will miss not seeing him on the golf course, conspiring with his pals and enjoying their company just like they did his. Proud to be one of a very large group of people who called Tom Sweet their friend. My regrets for not being able to say goodbye to you in person."

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