Ernest W. "Butch" Sweeney, 67, of Easton, formerly of Hampstead, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

Born April 19, 1946, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Wade and Dorothy Sweeney. He was the husband of Nancy R. Sweeney, his wife of 42 years.

He served in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed being out on the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing, fishing and traveling.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Timothy J. Sweeney and Colleen P. Sweeney, both of Hanover, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law Wade "Mike" and Loretta "Lorrie" Sweeney, of New Freedom, Pa.; many nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Bock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403, or at http://www.cbf.org/make-a-donation.

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