Obituary of Richard Swarthout
Union Springs, Richard “Dick” Swarthout age 80, died peacefully at home on Thursday July 7, 2022.There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services and internment will be held at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made in memory of Richard to Hospice of the Finger Lakes 1130 Corporate Dr, Auburn, NY 13021.Dick was born on November 21, 1941, the son of the late Vernon and Esther Shannon Swarthout. He lived near the #9 Church then moved to their farm on Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo. Dick was a truck driver for 43 years, his handle was “Gunsmoke”. He worked for Canandaigua Winery hauling Wild Irish Rose wine across the country.He is survived by his son Richard (Laura) Swarthout Jr.Sisters Colleen Loree of Durham NCShirley Knight of Ocean Isle, NCHis longtime life partner Sally Milliman and her children,Daughter Doreen (Mark) Osterman of Lansing NYSons Michael (Tammy) Milliman of TNDouglas (Kristie) Milliman of Lansing, NYGranddaughter Savannah SwarthoutSally's grandchildren:Brian (Elizabeth) MillimanNolan (Megan) MillimanTroy and Logan OstermanKyle and Erica MillimanRichard's step grandchildren:Madison, Megan and Collin BowmanSeveral nieces, nephews and extended familyHe was predeceased by sister Marion Colin and daughter Christina SwarthoutFuneral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.
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