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Former Defreestville fire chief dies

March 11, 2019 12:55 PM

A former Capital Region fire chief passed away over the weekend.

Former Defreestville Fire Chief Ray Swart was a firefighter for more than 30 years -- and also served as chief of operations for the Waterford Rescue Squad.

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Swart had pancreatitis for over 20 years and was recently battling complications including sepsis.

He died Sunday.

He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

NewsChannel 13 is working to get information on funeral arrangments.

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