Richard Lee Swain
April 01, 1945 ‒ October 15, 2014
Richard Lee Swain, 69, of Galion died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Galion Community Hospital.
Born April 1, 1945 in Ashland County, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Faith (Mackey) Swain. He married Coreen “Corkey” (Price) Swain on April 4, 1964 and she survives.
Richard retired from the United States Air Force after a 22 year career and then worked for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for 16 years as a telecommunication manager. He was a member of Galion Masonic Lodge 414 Free and Accepted Masons, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and Air Force Gunners Association. Richard was an amateur radio operator and a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter Cori Swain and fiancé Phillip Crowder of Columbus; grandchildren Ayiana and Gunner; brothers John (Jo Ann) Swain and Kenneth (Helen) Swain and sisters Catherine (Denny) Easterday, Bonnie Anschutz and Karen (Paul) Lightfoot all of Galion.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Seth Ellis officiating.
Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Richard’s grandchildren’s college fund in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Richard Swain, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.