Richard “Dick” John Swansiger, 71, of East Hampton, CT, departed from life peacefully on September 11, 2019. He was a very loving husband, father, uncle, and brother.
Richard was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 12, 1948 to John and Catherine (Wozny) Swansiger. He grew up in Bridgeport with his older brother Robert Swansiger of Johnstown, PA and younger sister Jean Cayer of Shelton, CT. Growing up, he attended Catholic school until graduating from Central High School. He continued on to the University of Bridgeport to receive his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT for nearly three decades as an engineer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs and loved them dearly. He also enjoyed traveling to Vermont and Cape Cod, gardening, following the weather and news, and reading book after book.
Richard intentionally chose East Hampton to build his family home and raise his children. He was married for 48 years to Marlene “Randi” (Randall) Swansiger. They were married in Morrisville, Vermont.
Loved ones that will miss Richard are his loving wife Randi and their two children, Amy and Christopher Swansiger of whom he was very proud. He is further survived by his brother and sister, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends throughout Connecticut and many other states. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Catherine Swansiger of Windber, PA.
In keeping with Richard’s wishes, a private service will be held with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the East Hampton Public Library, 105 Main Street, East Hampton, CT 06424, to locally promote Richard’s love of reading.
The family of Richard wishes to thank their friends and family for their outpouring of support and prayers during this difficult time. He will be truly missed.
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