ENERGY — Daniel Patrick Sweeney, 37, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Daniel was born Aug. 15, 1976, in Pensacola, Florida, to Mary and Patrick Sweeney. He graduated from Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts in 1994, and was an ASE Certified Master Mechanic.
Daniel was a brilliant young man with a heart of gold.
He deeply loved his beautiful children, “Sissy” (Zoey) and “Bubby” (Benjamin) above all else, and cherished the time they had together. He also held a very special place in his heart for Jessica Stucker, their mother.
Daniel was a handsome, vibrant man who took great pride in his Irish heritage, loved to be surrounded with friends and family, and because of his warmth, great wit and wisdom beyond that of most and love for all living things and life, attracted others. His mischievous grin and beautiful eyes reflected his knowledge and humor.
Daniel was a voracious reader with a broad range of knowledge on various subjects, a gifted musician and singer, lively conversationalist, loving son, brother and father, and loyal friend. He was a truly kind man who deeply loved his family and his pets.
Daniel is preceded in death by his grandparents, Olive and John Benjamin Fricke of Pensacola, and Nita Sweeney of Perdido Beach, Alabama; and cousins, Mason and Marissa. He is survived by his children, Zoey Alana Sweeney and Benjamin Aiden Sweeney and infant daughter, Persephone; his parents, Patrick and Mary; his sister, Kimberly and brothers, Casey, Alex and Philip; his grandfather, Ivan Sweeney, and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.
His warm and kind presence will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Daniel is now at peace in the arms of his creator and his beloved “Old Momma” and “MawMaw.” For every life there is a purpose. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love and acceptance.
Daniel’s final wishes of cremation with no memorial service are being honored.
A private wake for family and close family friends will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Animal Welfare Institute at www.awionline.org or the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at www.bbrfoundation.org.
Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.