Dr. Frederick Sweet

May 15, 1938March 7, 2013

Was a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine for nearly 42 years. Dr. Sweet conducted scientific research in molecular endocrinology and worked to find new ovarian and breast cancer treatments. In 2010, Dr. Sweet was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with his wife, for a book on the role medical doctors in genocide.

Dr. Sweet was beloved by his wife, Dr. Rita Marika Csapo-Sweet, his children Brennan, Sarah, Cassandra and Joshua Sweet; four grandchildren, Sydney, Rachel, Cal, and Helene, and many friends and colleagues around the world.

Service at Berger Memorial Chapel, 4715 McPherson at Walton, Tuesday 11:00 AM. Visitation Tuesday at Berger Memorial Chapel after 10:30 AM. Interment at United Hebrew Temple Cemetery. Memorial Contributions preferred to the University of Missouri St. Louis, Center for International Studies, Sweet International Project, 366 Social Sciences Building, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499. .



  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 12, 2013


  • Interment Following Service, Friends May Call Tuesday Following Service Until 5 pm

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Winnie Anglin

April 17, 2014

I worked at Wash. U. Med School, and Dr. Sweet was one of my favorite people there. He was very "green" conscious, as was I. I am sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

April 30, 2013

Marika, My condolences. I was in Fred's lab for 2 years and we had a very productive and enjoyable collaboration. Fred was very bright in organic and steroid chemistry. I will miss him. Tim Patrick, SIUE

Wendy Echols

April 5, 2013

Marika, I am so sorry for your loss of your wonderful Fred.Please know I think of you often,my thoughts and prayers are with you,Wendy Richards Echols

Randa LaVelle (Meiser)

March 30, 2013


I was so sorry to hear about Fred. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Paula Hampton

March 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sweet Family. I worked in the Dept. of Ob/Gyn for 10 yrs. and enjoyed chatting with Dr. Sweet. I learned alot about politics and the cold war from Dr. Sweet. He would bring me candy and coins from Hungary.

March 13, 2013

Dear Rita, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. It was a great honor to know such a kind loving person during your many summers at MBL. We will miss him dearly.
MBL Housekeeping, Noreen, Sue, Cathy, Jessica and Crystal.

March 12, 2013

Marika, I worked at Wash. U. Med School in the Illustration Dept. (long retired) and one day Dr. Sweet came in. He waited while I did some project for him, and we talked a little. I was really impressed with this kind and considerate man, who was into all kinds of "green" things enthusiastically. He was so compassionate about everyone and every thing. I have never forgotten him. I was so sad to read that he has passed away, especially so that he was in the middle of yet another good project and couldn't finish it. I wish you well with it, and with yourself. I lost my most beloved husband a little over a year ago, too, and fully sympathize with you. Winifred Anglin

March 12, 2013


Patricia Arias

March 12, 2013

To the Sweet Family, especially Brennan, Sarah, Cassandra and Joshua--I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember him and all of you so very fondly. I lost my dad over 5 years ago and it's still a huge hole in my life. Your dad, too, was one of those magnetic, bigger than life people. I guess that's why they were such good friends. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. - Patricia Arias

Karen Allison

March 11, 2013

It is impossible to imagine a world without Fred in it. My dear friend since Freshman year at Brooklyn College.