Frederick Sweet Obituary, Death – Frederick H. “Fred” Sweet, 91, of Warren St., died peacefully on Friday, June 9th, 2023, at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Troy on November 14, 1931, the son of the late Viviene and Edna (Gray) Sweet. In 1950, Fred graduated from Salem High School. On September 5, 1950, he joined the United States Navy and served as a Gunners Mate on the USS Los Angles during the Korean War, winning the Korean Service Medal, the UN Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Following his honorable discharge in 1954, he attended Plattsburg State College, where he earned a degree in Mathematics in 1958.
Fred married Sandra L. Cairns in Albany on June 23, 1961, and the couple lived in Corinth for many years. He worked as a high school math and pre-algebra teacher for many years, initially in Newburgh for a year and then for 35 years at Corinth Central School until his retirement in 1986. During the summers, he worked as a contractor for Norm LeClerc and Gary Young, as well as parking automobiles at the Saratoga Race Track with fellow teachers.
Fred belonged to the Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161, the Adirondack Chapter Korean War Veterans Association, the Unity Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, and the Corinth Horace D. Washburn American Legion Post 533. He was a 20-year Adirondack Red Wings season ticket holder and Adirondack Red Wings Booster Club member. Fred enjoyed golfing, scuba diving and instructing scuba diving, fishing, attending Red Wings games, boating on Lake George, and riding his motorcycle beside his wife on her motorcycle, with Vicki and Dan riding alongside them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Sweet, his granddaughter, Justina Sweet, and his best buddy and Pomeranian companion, Coyte. Other survivors include two children, Vicki A. Sweet of Schenectady and Dan Sweet (Kathy) of Corinth; two grandchildren, Marissa Robarge of Glens Falls and Renee Hughes (James) of Queensbury; six great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Alyssa, Britney, Brooke, Aiden, and Ryland; one great-great-granddaughter, Paisley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth, with a brief funeral following. The Franklin Lodge #22 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Horace D. Washburn American Legion Post 533 will have a service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
A Committal Service with full military honors will be performed in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, on Thursday, June 15th, at 1 p.m.
The family would like to thank the personnel at Saratoga Springs’ Home of the Good Shepherd Memory Care and Kate E. at Community Hospice of Saratoga for their warmth and sensitive care given to Fred during his illness. Donations to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, t2t.org, or the Corinth Free Library, 89 Main St., Corinth, NY 12822, are suggested as memorials by the family.