Sweeney, Richard "Dick" Leon passed peacefully at home in Alpine, California on May 22, 2021 surrounded by family. Dick was a police officer for the City of San Diego, a reserve police officer and in later years served with the Senior Volunteer Patrol with the San Diego Sheriff's Office in Alpine. Dick was an avid fisherman and boating enthusiast for many years. His compassionate nature brought him many friends in life as a stockbroker, salesman and small business owner in San Diego. His passion for restoring collectible 1963-65 Buick Riviera's brought him national recognition at Buick Shows across the country. He survived by his wife Deborah, his childhood sweetheart of 62 years; children Richard Jr. (Patricia) of Grossmont, Mark (Ellen) of Alpine, Christine (Mark) Wolf of Escondido, Sheri (Andi) Smithers of Escondido; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Dick was a generous and compassionate man who made a difference for those who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to San Diego Police Foundation, 444 West Beech Street, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92101
Published by The Alpine Sun from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2021.