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Gilbert Burtis Hicks, Sr.
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Obituary for Gilbert Burtis Hicks, Sr.

Gilbert Burtis Hicks, Sr., 90, of Hyde Park, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in the care and comfort of his loving family at The Eleanor Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park.

Born on August 10, 1927, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Burtis J. Hicks Sr. and Julia Rhodes Hicks. He attended the Prospect Hill School in Clinton Corners and was the longest living member of the Clinton Alliance Church.

He retired as a truck driver from the Teamsters, Local #445, Newburgh. In 1976, he moved to Florida and later worked in the water department for the City of Stuart from 1977 to 1989. Most recently, he was employed by Flagship R.V. Sales in Clermont, FL.

Gilbert served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. He was a member of Moose Lodge #904, Hyde Park.

Survivors include his son, Ray L. Hicks and wife, Sandra, of Hyde Park; son, Gilbert Burtis Hicks and wife, Sue, of Catskill; daughter, Lorraine Devens and husband, Bill of Poughkeepsie; son, Burtis Hicks and wife, Nancy, of Poughkeepsie; son, Patrick D. Hicks and wife, Lori, of Staatsburg; daughter, Susanna Dema and husband, Peter, of Ulster Park; daughter, Hope Joy Hicks of Saugerties; sixteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Ina Millie Hicks.

Friends and relatives may call on Friday, June 29th from 3 to 5 pm at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. The Moose Lodge will conduct services during the visitation.

A memorial service will follow at 5 pm with Rev. Thomas Hartley officiating.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried in the family plot at Schultzville Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to send special thanks to the West Clinton Fire Department for taking good care of Gilbert every time they needed them.

Gilbert's family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Clinton Alliance Church, 1192 Centre Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (; or the Poughkeepsie Moose Lodge #904, 1273 NYS Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538; or the West Clinton Fire Department, 219 Hollow Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 (

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To Dad…….”Goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite.”

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538





5:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Memorial Contribution

Clinton Alliance Church

1192 Centre Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Poughkeepsie Moose Lodge # 904

1273 NYS Rte. 9G
Hyde Park, NY 12538

West Clinton Fire Dept.

219 Hollow Rd.
Staatsburg, NY 12580

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