Richard Swarthout

Richard "Dick" Swarthout

1941 - 2022

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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 NC
Shirley Knight of Ocean Isle, NC
His longtime life partner Sally Milliman and her children,
Daughter Doreen (Mark) Osterman of Lansing NY
Sons Michael (Tammy) Milliman of TN
Douglas (Kristie) Milliman of Lansing, NY
Granddaughter Savannah Swarthout
Sally's grandchildren:
Brian (Elizabeth) Milliman
Nolan (Megan) Milliman
Troy and Logan Osterman
Kyle and Erica Milliman
Richard's step grandchildren:
Madison, Megan and Collin Bowman
Several nieces, nephews and extended family
 
He was predeceased by sister Marion Colin and daughter Christina Swarthout
 
Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.
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