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Richard Lee Sweet

Mr. Richard Lee Sweet, 63, of Fonda, died July 4, 2019, at St Mary’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Rick was born November 23, 1955, in Gloversville, the son of Richard Edward Sweet and Bettie Arlene Sweet.

He graduated from Broadalbin Central School in the class of 1974. Rick enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was later employed by various local industries in many different capacities and was most recently employed by the Walmart Distribution Center in Johnstown.

Rick loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and attending NASCAR events.

Rick leaves behind his loving wife of 10 years, Martha Stanton; his two daughters, LeeAnn (Gary) Groves of Gloversville, and Rebecca (Jaime) Guadalupe of Johnstown; stepchildren, Major Elizabeth R. Valade and Michael Valade, both of Linden, Virginia. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Lexi, Tommy, Athena, Owen, Lakota, and Callie; his siblings, Jody Sweet, Dawn (Dave Rackmyre) Williams, and Lisa (Tremaine) Gardner; as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Bettie Sweet; and his brother, William Sweet; as well as his beloved dog Chloe, who held a special place in his heart.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. A service of remembrance will follow at 6 p.m. with the Reverend Doctor William Faulkner officiating. Burial will take place at Hagaman Mills Cemetery on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please visit Rick’s online guestbook at brbsfuneral.com.