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Official Obituary of

Richard W. Gwaltney

December 1, 1943 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Richard Gwaltney Obituary

Richard W. Gwaltney, age 78 of Salem, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in his residence.

Born December 1, 1943 in Centrailia, Illinois, he was the son of the late Henry R. and Leota (Harris) Gwaltney.

He was a self employed Computer Programmer and served in the the U. S. Air Force.  He served in Viet Nam at Ton Son Nhut  Air  Base. He was a long time resident of Washington County, a 1962 graduate of Washington Indiana High School and a 1970 graduate of Indiana University.  He was a member of the Salem Rotary Club for over 40 years serving as a Past President and multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  He was also treasurer of the Washington County Veterans' Memorial Inc. and was a familiar sight walking in the East Market Street neighborhood.

On February 21, 1965 he married  Susan D. (Lee) Gwaltney, who survives. 

Also surviving are: 2 Sons: Mark (Julia) Gwaltney of Houston, Texas and  Adam (Stacie) Gwaltney of Rochester, Minnesota;  1 Brother: Jim Gwaltney of Salem;  1 Sister: Chris Gwaltney of Washington, Indiana; 4 Grandchildren: Hannah Gwaltney of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ryan Gwaltney of Rochester, Minnesota and Sophia and Addie Gwaltney, both of Houston, Texas and   several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 1 Sister, Karen Gwaltney and Sister-in-law Marcia Gwaltney.


Memorial Service: 2 to 4 pm Sunday at Salem Senior Citizens Center where everyone is welcome to join and share memories of their times with Richard.

Arrangements by Dawalt Funeral Home

Memorial Contributions should be made to:
Washington County Food Bank
P.O. Box 128
Salem, Indiana  47167
Parkinson's Foundation

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Memorial Service
August 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Salem Senior Citizens Center
1705 N. Shelby Street
Salem, Indiana 47167


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