DVFA Profile

Robert G. Sweetman
Robert was a member of the Aetna Hose, Hook, & Ladder Company, Inc..

Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman worked at General (Kraft) Foods until his retirement in 1998. Prior to that, Sgt. First Class Sweetman retired from the Delaware Army National Guard, 198th Signal Battalion, A Company where he served from 1956 - 1990. He was a member of the Newark Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 630 where he was a Life Member and past Governor, member of the Ancient Order of the Croaking Frogs, Mother Pond #1 and the New Castle County Hundred Rod and Gun Club. He had been a member of the Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company for over 54 years, serving as Assistant Chief, Chief Engineer and Board of Director. Bob Served as President of the New Castle County Fire Chief's Association, President of the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighter's Association, the New Castle County Fire and Ambulance Advisory Board and was a life member of the Delaware Valley Fire Chief's Association. He was also inducted into the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association Hall of Fame. Bob also served as Sergeant at Arms of the Cumberland Valley Firemen's Association. Tater was predeceased by his wife JoAnn "Smokey" Sweetman in 2011, who served as President of the DVFA Ladies Auxiliary in 1991. He was survived by his son, Rob "Dusty" Sweetman, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Robert G. Sweetman was laid to rest in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Delaware.

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