Birth May 15, 1920
Death Jun 22, 1987 (age 67) in Torrance, CA
Cause: Congestive heart failure

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Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr. 1920 - 1987 was a member of the Swartz family. Richard was born on May 15, 1920. Richard died on June 22, 1987 in Torrance, CA 90505 at 67 years old.

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Ethnicity Caucasian
Nationality United States
Last Known Residence Torrance, Los Angeles County, CA USA 90505
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Torrance, CA 90505
Cause of death Congestive heart failure
Professions Trolley car driver, Accountant in Aircraft Industry
Military Service U.S. Navy, WWII

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Richard A. Swartz, Sr. was my father. He was born May 15, 1920 in Vienna, Virginia to Rexford Knowlton Swartz Sr. and Ina Elizabeth Atwater, the fourth of five children. His siblings were Rexford Jr., Dorothy, Ethel, and Mildred, and the family was raised in Falls Church, Virginia.

Dad was briefly married before WWII. After the war, he left the Navy, moved to Los Angeles, and became a trolley car driver. He met my mother, Dorothy Morrison, a waitress at Tiny Naylor's restaurant, in late 1945, and they were married by a Justice of the Peace on May 22, 1946. After paying the JOP, they had exactly one nickel left between them. Mom's boss at a market gave her a wedding gift of half a pound of bologna, so that's what they ate for dinner that night.

Dad eventually got a job with Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, California as an accountant. They moved to Torrance, California in 1954, where he lived the rest of his life. They had four children: Knowlton (died at birth, 1958), Richard Jr. (1959), Alice (1961), and Ina (1964).
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