Birth Richard was born on May 15, 1920.
Death Richard died on June 22, 1987 in Torrance, CA at 67 years old. The cause of death is listed as: Congestive heart failure

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Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr. (1920 - 1987) was born on May 15, 1920. He was born into the Swartz family.

Richard had no spouses. Richard died on June 22, 1987 in Torrance, CA at age 67. His family lists the cause of death as: congestive heart failure.

Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr.'s last known residence is at Torrance, Los Angeles County, California USA.

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Given name
Richard
Surnames
Swartz family history
Suffix
Sr.
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Nationality
United States
Last Known Residence
Torrance, Los Angeles County, California USA
Born
Death

Torrance, CA
Cause of death
Congestive heart failure
Professions
Trolley car driver, Accountant in Aircraft Industry
Military Service
U.S. Navy, WWII
Gender
Male

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Alice Swartz 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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