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Richard J. "The Duke & The Captain" Swick, Sr.

March 04, 1935 - September 14, 2023


Obituary For Richard J. "The Duke & The Captain" Swick, Sr.

Age 88, passed peacefully at his home after battling Parkinson's on Thursday, September 14, 2023, of Baldwin, formerly of South Oakland. Husband of Margaret "Peggy Jo" Devine Swick; father of Richard J. Swick Jr., and Gregory M. Swick; brother of the late Robert "Wally" Swick and John Swick. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A self-made small business owner and proud proprietor of 5th Avenue Salon in Shadyside. He was a proud former member of the United States Navy. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Prayer on Monday morning at 9. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10 a.m.

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  • September 28, 2023

    So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Joe and Lou Garase

  • September 17, 2023

    Richie, Our deepest condolences to you & your family. Requiescat in pace. The Bochicchio Family

  • September 17, 2023

    Rick I'm very sorry for your family's loss Love Patty Falkowski

  • September 16, 2023

    Dear Greg and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was such a handsome man. We pray the God of comfort holds all of you and keeps you close at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and praying for you to receive peace not from this world but from Jesus the one who gives perfect peace. We love you Joe and Sheri Clair

  • September 15, 2023

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you Peggy, Ritchie and Greg. May Rich rest in peace. John and Karen Greb

  • September 15, 2023

    Peggy Jo, Richie and Greg I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember him and your young family then from visits to your parents house, Collins Family picnics etc May he rest is peace Love Kerry Scanlon

  • September 14, 2023

    The Quinque family extends their heartfelt sympathy to the Richard Swick family. Rest in Peace my friend.