KK8O - Rick Swain Memorial

 

April 1, 1945 - October 15, 2014

 


Findlay Hamfest 2010

 

Former Ohio OOC - Rick Swain, KK8O is now a Silent Key

Date:

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:00:36 -0400 (EDT)

From:

ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>

To:

n8tq@embarqmail.com

Hi Gang,

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the following Silent
Key..

Richard Lee Swain - KK8O, 69, of Galion died Wednesday, October 15,
2014 at Galion Community Hospital.

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 Richardís
grandchildrenís 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.

I've known Rick for most of my ham life and I always regarded him as a
very personal friend..

73,

Scott, N8SY..

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Fort Wayne Hamfest 2010

 

Very sad news...

Rick passed away due to the result of a heart attack!

Much can be said about his accomplishments and he will be sorely missed!

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!

73, Bill - N8TQ

 


Findlay Hamfest 2011

 

Wow.  That certainly wasnít expected.  Very sorry to hear he passed away.

 I didnít know him well but he was always great to talk to at the gathering.  I also will miss his Facebook posts.

73

John N5AAA

 


HamVention 2011

 

  Sad news indeed. Rick and I flew combat together (not as crew mates)
and served together at Offutt AFB in the early 80's. This is a shock.

73,

Ron Murdock, W6KJ

 


Findlay Hamfest 2012

 

I got to know Rick through the IOOK.

Several years ago he convinced me to become an Official Observer.

I always enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with him!

R.I.P. Rick!  We shall miss you!

73, Keith - WA8ZWJ

 


HamVention 2012 with Bill - N8TQ

 

Obituary

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 fiancť 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.

 

 - See more at:

 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mansfieldnewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=richard-swain&pid=172835218&fhid=18192&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.MH9tpLPG.dpuf

 

 


Findlay Hamfest 2013

 


HamVention 2014

 

God Bless you Rick!