Obituary Richard Allen Caswell

Richard Allen Caswell, Richard was born a first generation San Diegan in 1935. He grew up in North Park.  In his early teens he began working for Harrington’s Appliances and for the Harrington Family on their ranch in what is now Fashion Valley. He was a 1953 graduate of Hoover High School and graduated from San Diego State College (now SDSU) School of Engineering in 1958. While in school, he met and married the love of his life Georgia.  They were married for 62 years. After his graduation, Richard served in the US Navy until 1961. He then started his career at Langley Corporation, an Aerospace Engineering Company, where he began as a draftsman and worked his way up to President.  In 1982 while President at Langley, Richard was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Engineering Department of SDSU. In 1993 Langley was sold to Pheumafil Corporation in Charlotte, NC, where Richard became the Vice President of their Metal Products Division.  Richard retired in 2000 and he and Georgia moved to Pinehurst. During retirement, Richard played golf which included the achievement of hitting two holes-in-one on the same date, but two years apart (6/17/08 and 6/17/10) at the Pinehurst Country Club.  He also played competitive Pickleball and medaled in the NC Senior games in both Pickleball and 5K events. 

Richard passed away on April 10, 2020 after a short and tenacious battle with leukemia.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia, daughter Kimberly (Lee) Swearingen, son Kent (Katey) Caswell, and grandchildren Nicholas Swearingen, Christine Swearingen, Rebecca Caswell and Sarah Caswell, and sisters Patricia (Gene) Huntsman and Mary (William) Hanks.

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to First Health Hospice House in West End, NC.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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