Joseph Stephen Sweeney, Jr., 80, of Greensburg, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 in his home. He was born February 27, 1939 in Yukon, a son of the late Joseph S. Sr. and Agnes (Battistone) Sweeney. Prior to retirement he had been employed by Kennametal, Latrobe. He was an Army Reserve Veteran. He was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, the Hilltop Social Club, Cool Valley Golf Association, Kennametal Retirees Golf League, and was a social member of the Bovard Volunteer Fire Department. Joe enjoyed spending time at Deep Creek Lake and Cocoa Beach, Florida. He loved the game of golf and passed that on to his four grandsons. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Ursula Serro; and his brother-in-law, Willard Stampler. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ursula (Serro) Sweeney; two daughters, Nichole Matusz and husband Roman, of Pleasant Hills, and Danielle Alisesky and husband Kevin, of Murrysville; five grandchildren, Joseph, Lillian, Nicholas, Daniel, and Nathan; three sisters, Marie Stampler, of Sutersville, Loretta Pomarico, of Hecla, and Donna Wilps and husband Anthony, of Herminie; two sisters-in-law, Mary Kay Bisignani and husband Gene, of Irwin, and Janice Locke, of Erie; 18 nieces and nephews; and 35 great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Thursday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. There will no visitation Friday. Prayers will begin at 9:30 AM Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Paul Parish, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park with Full Military Honors accorded by the VFW Post No. 33, Greensburg, Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Parish, 820 Carbon Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601 or the American Cancer Society, 510 Pellis Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachafh.com
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