Monday, January 13, 2014

Oliver C. Sweet

Wellsville, NY - Oliver C. Sweet, 81, of 32 Chestnut Street passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville following a brief illness. He was born August 9, 1932 in Wellsville the son of the late Oliver C. and Ruth (Button) Sweet Jr. On May 9, 1970 in Wellsville he married Sandra Stewart who survives.

Oliver was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving 17 months in Korea during the Korean War. He was formerly employed at the Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville and later at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 30 years; retiring in December of 1994. He was a member of the former Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Wellsville and the International Association of Machinists, Moore Lodge 1580. He enjoyed Fishing, walking, drawing and reading; especially his Bible.

Surviving in addition to his wife "Sandy" are three children, Charles Sweet and Ellen Sweet both of Olean and Edward Sweet of Belmont, one sister, Doris Nelson of Glenview, IL as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Mildred "Midge" Moland.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 17, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm at the Crosstown Alliance Church, 450 N. Highland Avenue in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in church with Pastor Jeremy Gorham presiding. Burial will be in the Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Crosstown Alliance Church or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Dearest Sandy, My deepest sympathy to you and your children. Words cannot express how much I pray for your comfort during this time. May God comfort you and bless you with all that you have need of including being a husband to the husbandless. Sympathy and prayers to you and yours. -Melanie-

  2. My sincere condolences to you and your family, Sandra. I'm sure he will be as fondly remembered as I fondly think of you.