Wilber A. Sweeters

January 3, 20193 Comments

Captain, Fire Station 2-B

Deceased:
December 30, 2018

Appointed:
01/20/1941

Pensioned:
02/01/1961 – FS 2B

Details about the memorial service

Donations:
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  1. James Kinninger says:

    According to the dates, Captain Sweeters was on Pension for Fifty-Eight years and 11 months! My Hero! He was appointed 5 years before I was born and retired 7 years before I started the Drill Tower in 1968. RIP, Wilber, you set a record as far as I can determine! Last July 4th marked my 30th year retired. I would have to live to 100 to match you. I seriously think you are safe on that score!

  2. Mike Bowers says:

    Wow, I didn’t know him but I sure admire his time on pension.
    May he rest in peace.

  3. James Kinninger, C-II, Retired says:

    Sometimes I wonder; What is “The Rest of the Story”:
    Wilber A. Sweeters: July 30, 1917 – December 30, 2018 Passed away at home surrounded by family. Born in Anaheim, and grew up on orange groves. Loyola High School’s first boarder and a track star, and a graduate of Loyola University in journalism and philosophy. As a WWII Coast Guard officer and navigator, hunted submarines in the North Atlantic. Married Helen Boyce (deceased) from NYC (1946). Moved in to family home he built on Pacific Palisades bluffs (1950). Retired as LA City Fire Captain (1961) and as LA County Dep. Dist. Attorney (1982). Raised five children along the way, Hank (deceased), Steve, Jim, Julianne and Maryclaire, who will sorely miss his gentle and joyful presence. Celebration of Life Jan. 11 at 11am at Corpus Christi Church, 880 Toyopa Dr., Pacific Palisades.
    Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 8, 2019

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