Richard Swain

SWAIN, Richard Thomas, 55, of Weirton, WV, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

He was born February 22, 1957, in Weirton, WV., the son of the late Curtis Dale Swain Sr. and Maxine Shirley Crago Swain.

He was also preceded in death by sons, Steven Michael Swain, and David Swain; brother, Curtis D. Swain Jr.

Rick was formerly employed as a millright in the blast furnace department of Weirton Steel. He was also well-known for painting vehicles at Swain’s Auto Body.

Surviving are his sisters, Shirley Morrow (Thomas) of Smyrna, TN, Deborah Coss (Lawrence) of Weirton, WV, Tina Bartley (Rob) of New Cumberland, WV; grandchildren, Chastity, Jazmin, and Chuckie Swain, and their mother, Janice Caniff, Brianna, and Hannah Rose Swain and their mother Megan Swain; and of course his loyal and faithful dog, Jake.

Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral at 10 a.m. Pastor Gloria Burns will preside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Valley Hospice, Inc., 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943; or Apostolic Lighthouse, Church, c/o 412 Fairview Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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