Martin J. Sweeney, Jr. ’56 passed away June 15, 2011. He was born on May 22, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Martin is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Faust); five children, Kathleen (Jerry) Helderman, Ind., Jim (Tracy) Sweeney, Charlotte, N.C., Jeanne (Ray) Bowling, Noblesville, Ind., Rob (Lizza) Sweeney, Irvine, Calif.; five grandchildren, David and Christopher Helderman, Tara and Jena Sweeney (Jim), Kelly Sweeney (Rob); sister, Helen (Rod) Webre, Bend, Ore. Martin graduated from Serra High, Calif., received his B.S. degree from Santa Clara University, received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from St. Louis University, and did his postdoctoral research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After two years in the Army Chemical Corps, Frederick, Md., he joined Eli Lilly and researched cancer drugs. He co-founded BetaMed Pharmaceuticals.

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