In Memory

Derek Sweet

Derek Lewis Sweet, 35, of Hartford, departed this life on Tuesday, (September 11, 2001) at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. He was born Sept. 27, 1965 in Hartford, a son to Leila B. (Owens) Sweet and the late James E. Sweet, Sr., in Hartford. Derek resided here all his life and attended Hartford Public Schools, graduating from Weaver High School. Besides his mother, he leaves three brothers, James Jr. and Cornel of Hartford, Rudolph of St. Petersburg, FL; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie L. Owens of Hartford and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Calling hour TODAY, 6-7 p.m. at the Gennaro J. Capobianco-GREATER HARTFORD FUNERAL HOME, 247 Washington St., Hartford. Prayer service by Rev. LeRoy Bailey, Jr., will start at 7 p.m. After the service, friends will be received by his family at their Hartford home.

Published in The Hartford Courant on September 14, 2001

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07/13/13 12:10 AM #1    

Shawn Thaxter

I met Derek through his cousins who lived across the street from where I grew up. Once you got to know him, he was one of the nicest people you ever met.I still remember the standing ovation he got at graduation. RIP Derek.

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