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Kirk Eric Wayne Sweat

October 6, 1965 — September 3, 2021

Rochester Mills

Kirk Eric Wayne Sweat, 55, of Rochester Mills, peacefully passed away with his family by his side, Friday September 3, 2021 at Armstrong County Hospital in Kittanning after a battle with cancer.

He was born October 6, 1965 to Paul R. “Sonny” and Erika (Nusser) Sweat in Cleveland Ohio.

Kirk was a Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and devoted friend.

He served in the US Navy from 1986-1991 on the CV 60 USS Saratoga in the Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. He also served in Mediterranean and Red Sea and supported ground troops in Kuwait and Iraq from 1990-1991. Kirk lived in Seminole, FL prior to moving to Pennsylvania where he met his wife of 7 years Brenda (Peffer) Sweat. He knew from the start management was his calling.  He started at Kash N’ Karry as night manager to the assistant store manager for several years. He then continued his path, as manager at Dollar Tree to finally finding his family with Giant Company (Martins) from 2012 until present. Kirk achieved his ultimate goal as store manager at the Martins Grocery Store in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, camping, playing cornhole and bowling where he was very competitive.

Kirk lived by the motto, “If you’re not first. You’re last”

He is survived by his wife Brenda (Peffer) Sweat, Rochester Mills, a daughter, Rachel Sweat, his parents, a sister Nicole Shettle and husband Scott, sister-in laws Dorothy Stiffler (Blair), MaryAnn Eyler (Todd), Ruth Smith (Brian) and brother in-law Lester Peffer (Betsy).  Nieces and nephews, Channing and Logan Shettle, Jeremy and Rebecca Eyler, Briana Irwin, Cody and Cheyenne Smith, Nick Strawcutter, Reece and Tori Peffer, Becky and Hannah Gresock and numerous great nieces and nephews. Also, his two best friends Neil Ford and Joe Kelly.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc.,

114 Maple Ave. Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

Friends will also be received on Thursday from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Brooks officiating.

Kirk and his family greatly appreciated the support and love that he received from the Giant, Martins family throughout his battle.  “KIRK’S HERD” We fight together.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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