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1933 David 2016

David Neal Sweidel

March 8, 1933 — February 21, 2016

On March 8,1933 David Neil Sweidel came into this world with a bang.
Born premature, his grandmother created a home incubator with one of her dresser drawer to keep him warm and alive.

As a child, he was full of energy, adventure, and a bit of the devil as he had fire to his step, oftentimes getting himself in trouble with his very patient grandparents. He was not one to follow the rules having his own mindset which often did not coincide with what he was suppose to be doing. Needless to say, he spent a lot of time in his room.

At the early age of 15, with a handwritten note from his grandmother, stating he was 18, he joined the Air Force. Here he gave almost 28 years service before he was retired on honorable discharge.

Inside the military, he went from food service, delivery, airport control to recruiter and had the best record for enlistment signup.
During his time he had years that were hard on him such as his Vietnam tour which often would
surface to bother him later, as well as, led to some of his disabilities later in life.

Dave did not know the word no, he seemed to always make things happen. Idon't think Iknew anyone who loved life and people as much as he did. It was these gifts that helped him later on. Because once retired from the air force he devoted his time to helping others and helped many disabled veterans obtain needed benefits to help them with their service incurred disabilities.
For he became a service officer for the disabled American vets, and later with the California department of veteran affairs in Oakland California. He never lost a case.

He had the gift of making people laugh and often was the master of ceremonies at many veteran outings.

He came into my life 31 years ago and Ican tell you from my heart Ihave never met anyone like him. His unselfish nature, charm and did I mention good looks just won me over. His smile warmed up his entire face whenever he saw me.

No one can ever replace a man like David and Iwill miss his wit, his war stories and that crazy sense of humor that could erase a bad mood. He brought joy and hope to many and everyone that knew him loved him. Especially his family.

He is survived by me his wife, gloria, his beautiful sisters Ann Lane, Judy camarota and Susan Driggers, his children Debbie , David Sweidel and Denise Sweidel Kimball, his stepson Gregory Luethje many nieces, nephews grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rest in peace my love and dear best friend you deserve it after all you gave to help others and your family. Thank you so much for making our world a better place while you graced us with you laughter and smiles. We will love you forever
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620

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