A Man For All Seasons: Kevin Sweeney is dead at 83

Kevin Sweeney hitch-hiked to Woodstock when he was 19 years old, 64 years ago. His death last Wednesday at his home on Baumgarten Road ended a self-made man’s extraordinary run as innovator, employer, town board member, fireman, town judge, ambulance center founder, philanthropist, art collector, generous host, caring father, grandfather and devoted husband and friend.

Brooklyn born and raised by his first generation Irish parents Francis and Beatrice Sweeney, hitchhiker-Kevin was rewarded for helping change a tire with a free ticket to a Maverick Costume ball circa 1948. Here he met 14-year-old Linda Lowengrund . . .

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