I have so many wonderful memories of Dick. It was an honor to serve with him on the fire departmen. I remember the fun we had fishing at Spicer's Landing in Michigan even though it was very cold. Bowling in Swanton was never the same after Dick retired. He sold me a pair of bowling shoes telling me he "guaranteed my average to increase" and good advise it was. Though they are old and worn I still have them and even more important is I have so many fond memories of Dick. God blessed the world with Dick and he was a true and wonderful example of being a community leader. I will keep the Slawinski family in my prayers.