BOSCAWEN – Richard G. Sweatt, 88, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in Concord.
He was born in Concord, the son of Ralph and Ethel (George) Sweatt. He attended and graduated from Penacook High School and was a lifelong resident of Boscawen-Penacook area. The time that he was away from the area was spent in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a technical sergeant with the 367th Fighter Group of the 394th Squadron during World War II in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts during the war.
Mr. Sweatt was an electrician by trade, working and retiring from Blue Cross & Blue Shield after many years. He loved to farm and the outdoors, spending much time hunting, fishing and gardening. He was involved in town politics, acting as a selectman in the town of Boscawen for many years, as well as on the school board for the Merrimack Valley School District.
He is predeceased by his wife, Teddy (Kangas) Sweatt.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Pearson and her husband, Robert of Webster, Dot Sweatt of Boscawen and Linda Riel and her husband, Leon, of Salisbury; eight grandchildren, William Pearson, Sarah Kimball, Adam Pearson, Nathan and Jessica Carrier, Tracy Guay and Jerrid and Katie Riel; four great-grandchildren, Riley and Emma Kimball, Sydney Pearson and Cody Sanders; as well as his companion of over 30 years, Bette Warren of Boscawen; one nephew, Kenneth Davis Jr.; and one niece, Lynn Lawrie.