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Edith Hein Sweet, 99, Had a 'Charming Wit'

Edith Hein Sweet, 99, of Lansdale, formerly of New Hope and Doylestown, died on Saturday.

Edith Hein Sweet, 99, of Lansdale, PA, formerly of New Hope and Doylestown, died on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Care Center in Lansdale.

Edith was born on May 31, 1914 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She was the oldest of five girls born to Alan M. Hein, Sr. and Emma Snyder Hein. After Emma’s death, Alan married his second wife, Hazel, and together they raised the girls on Germantown Pike near Norristown.

Edith graduated from Norristown High School and worked as a secretary, first at a hospital in Philadelphia and later at the Stetson Hat Company. Ultimately, she became the Executive Secretary at the Kaiser Metal Products Company in Bristol, PA. At the conclusion of World War II Edith married Albert Parrish and lived in Upper Darby, PA. After Albert’s death, she married Robert H. Sweet, Sr. and lived for many happy years on Old Mill Road in New Hope. In later years she performed volunteer work at Doylestown Hospital.

Edith will forever be remembered for her charming wit, irrepressible spirit and sincere compassion. She lived nearly a century and never lost her sense of humor or class. She will be dearly missed.

She was the wife of the late Robert H. Sweet, Sr. and the late Albert Parrish and the mother-in-law of the late Janet V. Sweet. She is survived by her step-son Robert H. Sweet, Jr. of Stockton, NJ ; her grandchildren Brina Sweet of Doylestown, PA and Matthew Sweet of Bloomfield, NJ; her great-grandchildren Eric, Laina and Oskar; her brother Alan M. Hein, Jr.; her sister-in-law Doris Parrish; her nieces Holly Garman, Beth Kliner and Janet Parrish ; her great-nieces Heather and Olivia.

Services are Friday, May 2 at 10 am at LocationVan Horn-McDonough Funeral, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ.

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