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Richard T. Chadwell

March 2, 1939 — February 20, 2021

CWO4 Richard T. (Dick) Chadwell passed away all too soon on February 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. Richard had been ill for the past few years. He suffers no longer.

Richard was born on March 2, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio to Nora R. Chadwell and Forster M. Chadwell. Richard is a graduate of Fairview High School Class of 1957. Richard joined the U.S. Navy and retired in 1976. His first duty station Mayport, Fl followed by tours in NAS Quonset Point, RI, Norfolk, VA, U.S. Embassy Rome Italy, Davisville NMCB 71, RI and Newport, RI. His list of military honors includes the Naval Good Conduct Medal 4th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Antarctic Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Lebanon) .

 During the time stationed at Quonset Point, RI, Richard met and married Joan (Larke) Chadwell in 1963. They settled in East Greenwich, RI working for Hospital Trust Bank, Mid State Ice Rink, Old Stone Bank, Rhode Island Housing. He was a Councilman on the East Greenwich Town Council (1978-1982). His biggest accomplishment was organizing and Chairman of the East Greenwich Tercentenary Parade held on July 31, 1977, Richard and Joan finally retired to Fleming Island, FL in 2001. While not working he had a passion to garden, play golf, attend numerous sporting events being an avid sports fan for teams in New England and spoil his grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joan M. Chadwell; son Richard T. (Chip) Chadwell Jr.; brothers David, Jerome and James Chadwell; daughter-in-law Faye T. Chadwell; and his beloved grandchildren, Reganne L. Chadwell and Anders C. Chadwell.

Richard will be laid to rest with military honors rendered on Tuesday, March 9 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in procession lane #3.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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