Russell William "Ricky" Sharp, 73, a longtime resident of Elizaville, NY, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY.
Born on August 29, 1948, in Hudson, NY, he was the son of the late Brinton A. and Caroline (Lakestream) Sharp. Ricky married LeeAnn Donerly on June 6, 1981, at the Elizaville Methodist. LeeAnn survives at their home.
Ricky served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He received a Purple Heart during his time of service. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #7765 of Red Hook and a member of Harris Smith American Legion Post #524 of Tivoli.
Ricky was the owner and operator of Sharp Construction and took great pride in his craftsmanship. Ricky enjoyed being outdoors, always fishing, hunting, or playing golf.
In addition to his loving wife, LeeAnn, Ricky is survived by his sister, Cindy Callaway of South Carolina; his sister in law, Mary Lorenz of Red Hook, NY; his niece, Kelly Fink; his great-niece, Ainsley Finke; in addition to extended family and countless friends.
As per Ricky's wishes, funeral services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in Ricky's memory to the Red Hook VFW Post #7765, PO Box 293, Red Hook, NY 12571.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
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