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Edwin Sweetman Sr., 89, Of North Haledon

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. – Edwin Sweetman Sr., a resident of North Haledon, died Thursday, April 14. He was 89.

Born and raised in Prospect Park, he lived in North Haledon since 1957. He served his country honorable in the U..S. Navy during World War II. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he worked in drafting in the management department at Bendix Corp. in Teterboro for 47 years. He was a member of the Heritage Reformed Congregation.

He is survived by his children, Edwin Sweetman Jr. and his wife Patricia of Wayne, Elizabeth Van Woundenberg and her husband Johan of Wayne and James Sweetman and his wife Joanne of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Pauline; and daughter Joan Elshout.

The family will receive family and friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, 2965 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

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