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Richard E Painter, Jr.

September 22, 1948 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 69)

Richard Eugene Painter, Jr., 69, of Spokane, WA, formerly of Chicago, passed away Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 in Spokane, WA.  He was born on Sept. 22, 1948 in Chicago, IL, a son of Richard Eugene “Buck” & Virginia (Barton) Painter.  In 1966, after graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he served 2 years in Vietnam.  After being discharged, he then moved to California where he owned and operated Bear Concrete Service.  Eventually, he settled in Spokane, WA.  He is survived by:

 His wife,          Nadja Painter of Spokane, WA 

 2 brothers,      William (Carole) Painter of Chicago

                         Robert Painter of Columbia, MO

1 sister,            Marie (Thomas) Painter Saielli of Chicago

Several nieces & nephews who were very fond of him

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Margaret Eskilson.

A graveside memorial service will be held Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend.  No visitation will be held.  The family suggests memorials to Litchfield Veterans’ Memorial Garden Fund. 

Donations may be made to:

Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056

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