CLIFFORD “JAY” SWEET age 81, beloved husband for 55 years of Juanita (nee Saturnino); loving father of Michael (wife Maura), Matthew (wife Laurene), Mary Kate Pomnean (husband Robert) and Joseph (wife Mary Ellen); devoted grandfather of Dana (husband John), Zachary, Emily (husband Theodore), Michael, Thomas, Jonathan, Anthony, Joseph, Patrick, Nicholas, Jack, Tommy, Katherine, Alexis, Julianne, Sophia, Clare, Joseph, twins Henry and Walter, Daniel, Cecilia, Andrew, Rosemary, Nina, Mary and great-grandfather of Michael and Frederick; cherished son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (nee McLean) Sweet; dearest brother of the late Judy McLaughlin (husband Robert, deceased); dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.
Clifford “Jay” Sweet was born on February 1, 1940 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 3, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Euclid and a devoted parishioner of Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church. He was part of the church’s choir and parish council. Jay was also a member of Perpetual Adoration and was the Taste of Nations founder. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1958. Jay received his undergraduate from John Carroll University and his master’s from Case Western Reserve. He was the Director of Marketing for CEI for 27 years and the Lake Metro Park District for 10 years. Jay lived life to the fullest. He loved listening to music and dancing, especially the jitterbug. Jay and his wife Juanita traveled all over the world and loved the Siesta Key in Florida. He truly enjoyed golfing, boating, and watching OSU and the Cleveland Indians. Jay was the manager and teammate of the Open Pantry softball team. He was very social with a fun and witty humor. Jay loved to have a good debate with a strong conviction, he was very competitive. He will be remembered most as an empathetic man who was devoted to his family and faith. Jay will forever be missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jay to Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church https://srweuclid.cc/donate or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 8, 2021 at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church 367 E 260th St. Euclid, OH 44132 at 10AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jay at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 3-7 PM.
The funeral Mass will be Livestreamed on Ss. Robert and William’s website here https://srweuclid.cc/funeral
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