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Richard C. Swab
Active in Veterans Affairs; 1995 Lorain Veterans Council Veteran-of-the-Year
Age 63
Born: February 7, 1956   Died: September 22, 2019

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Richard C. “Rick” Swab, 63, of Lorain, died Sunday September 22, 2019 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain after a long illness.

He was born February 7, 1956 in Erie, Pennsylvania and had resided in Lorain since 1978.

Rick served with the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was stationed aboard the USS Forrestal and the USS Nimitz.

He worked at US Steel in Lorain retiring in 2014.  He’d also worked as a Veterans Representative for the State Unemployment Office.

Rick was a life member and commandant of Lofton Henderson Marine Corps League Detachment 474, a life member and commander of AMVETS #47, member of American Legion #118 and a member and past commander to Lorain Veterans Council.  He also led the establishment of the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.  In 1995, he was named Veteran-of-the-Year by the Lorain Veterans Council.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing and playing cornhole.  He was a member of Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club and the NRA.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years Linda Swab (nee Green), children: Richard W. Swab (Michelle) of Lorain, Sherrell Swab of Lorain, Lorena Johnson (Dan Keiffer) of Elyria, Benjamin Johnson (Jamie) of McComb and Justin Gibbs (Brittany) of Elyria; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, father Clarence Swab of Erie, Pennsylvania, sisters: Deborah Lundberg (Steve) and Roberta Riesdorph (Edward DeFonskey), all of Erie, PA and brother Brian Swab (Karen) of Tunnell Hill, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his mother Ellen L. Swab (nee Hullenbaugh) in 2012. 


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