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Passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman

posted Jun 2, 2016, 4:01 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 7:26 PM ]

The Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member Robert G. "Tater" Sweetman.

Robert G. “Tater” Sweetman was a Life Member of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. He joined on May 1, 1962 serving for over 54 years. Tater was elected as an Assistant Chief and later as a member of the Board of Directors. 

He was one of Aetna’s representatives at many fire service organizations throughout his career. In 1977 he was elected President of the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association. He served as President of the New Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 1981. He served many years as a member of the New Castle County Fire Advisory Board.

He was elected as President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association in 1988 which coincided with Aetna’s 100th Anniversary celebration and the hosting of the DVFA Convention and Parade in Newark the same year.

Tater was a Life member of the Delaware Valley Fire Chiefs Association. He joined the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association in 1979 and served as Sergeant at Arms.

His contribution to Aetna and the entire fire service is a role model of Aetna’s motto: “Service for Others”


Arrangements:
  • Viewing: The viewing will be Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 1800-2000 hours at the hall of Station 8, 410 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711
  • Funeral: The funeral will be Wednesday June 8, 2016 with a visitation from 0830-1000 hours and service at 1000 hours at the hall of Station 8, 410 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711.  Internment to follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 1100 hours.  This will be a Fireman's Funeral.

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