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Richard J. DeGroot
Richard J. DeGroot, 72, of Monticello NY, passed away in Middletown, NY, surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was the husband of Frances DeGroot for 39 years. Richard was a sweetheart, friendly and kind, loved by the many people who knew him or even just met him and didn’t have an enemy in the world.
Born in Northampton, Pa. he was a son of the late Ethel and Frank DeGroot. He loved rescue pups, and was a member of the Next Level Gym and considered himself the #1 Steelers fan.
He is survived by his wife Frances; daughter Melissa Bailey and her wife Jenna Imes of Allentown; and his sister Terry DeGroot of Schnecksville.
Services: Graveside service, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15th at Green Meadow at Fountain Hill Cemetery with Gail Hoover officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life party at a later date.
Donations in his name can be made to local shelters and animal rescues. Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown.