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Dale Sweigart

January 27, 1956 — January 24, 2022

Muhlenberg Township

Dale T. Sweigart, 65, of Muhlenberg Township passed away on Monday January 24, 2022. Born in Reading, Dale was the son of the late Harold L. and Clara W. (Henrich) Sweigart. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily E. (Bretz) Sweigart. Dale is also survived by his four daughters: Shanalyn E. Eckenrod, wife of Charles of Ontelaunee Township, Allison E, Kaufman, wife of Terry of Muhlenberg Township, Alyssa E. Sweigart-Ingram, wife of Justin Ingram of Vernon Hills, IL and Deanna E. Sweigart of Reading. Dale is also survived by his grandson Nicholas, four brothers: Russell Sweigart, Carl Sweigart, Joe Sweigart, Darryl “Boo Boo” Sweigart, and his brother-in-law, James Bretz. Dale graduated from Reading High School and went on to have a distinguished career as a National Standard Master electrician. He started his own electrical business in 1983 at the age of 27. Dale T. Sweigart Electric and DTS Electrical Solutions, LLC (from 1983 to the present) has served the central and eastern Pennsylvania communities for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. He graduated as the outstanding student of the electrical shop of the Reading/Muhlenberg Vo-tech School in 1973. Due to his success at Vo-tech, he retained a relationship with the program through which he mentored aspiring electricians. Throughout the electrical community, he was highly respected and seen as an expert in the field. He was a resource for questions and guidance, especially about the electrical code. The crowning achievement of Dale’s career were the two custom homes he built for his family. He also built and sold a spec house. Dale and Emily spent 49 amazing years together and 44 as husband and wife. He was a very devoted partner and husband to the love of life. He was so proud to be a father to his four daughters, attending every activity whether it was a swim meet, music performance, academic award ceremony, or fishing rodeo. He loved opening day of trout fishing season and taught his wife and daughters to fish. He was also overjoyed to welcome three sons-in-law to his family that he loved as sons. Dale’s life was completed when he became a grandfather to a little boy, Nicholas, who affectionately referred to him as “Pete”. “Pete” loved Nicholas with his whole heart. They were best buds often sharing treats and always making each other laugh. They danced, played with balloons, and snuggled together watching Disney movies. He even started training the next generation, eagerly showing Nicholas how to charge drill batteries when he wanted to learn because he wanted to be just like his “Pete”. He loved listening to rock music and watching sports, especially Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, Penn State, and NASCAR. He also looked forward to Friday night sandwiches and movies with his family. He had a true passion and talent for decorating his home with Christmas lights that were enjoyed by family, friends, and local community. Dale enjoyed imparting his passion and knowledge for electrical work to his family, teaching them all the electrical trade. They all spent time working alongside him in the field, including wiring one of his daughter’s homes. He always had the solution, advice, or fix to a problem or knew where to find the answer. To his family, Dale was their hero, and for Dale there was nothing he loved or was more proud of than his family. Funeral service will be held in Bean Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3825 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring, Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Reverend Melinda Angstadt will officiate. Interment will follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home Tuesday February 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday February 2, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online condolences can be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bean Funeral Home - Sinking Spring

3825 Penn Ave, Reading, PA 19608

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Bean Funeral Home - Sinking Spring

3825 Penn Ave, Reading, PA 19608

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Interment

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Berks County Memorial Gardens

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