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RICHARD CAITUNG


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
RICHARD CAITUNG Obituary
Richard Caitung, Beloved and best friend of Arlene (nee Paul). Loving father of Rick and Rocky. Richard died suddenly Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, after a brief illness. He was traveling with his wife, Arlene, in Santa Barbara, CA. They had a beautiful partnership in love and life. Richard graduated from Lake Forest College. He followed his father's footsteps and worked for him at Wabash Power Equipment Company. Richard eventually took over the helm in the mid 90's when he became CEO and Chairman of Wabash Power Equipment Co., Wheeling. He was a Titan in the Power Equipment Industry. That is where his heart was. He was relentless in detail and was forward thinking in utilizing the latest technology as an edge in the marketplace. He was really committed to his business and loved his employees. He considered them family. Richard overcame many obstacles in his life. He was a Holocaust survivor and immigrated with his mother and father to this country in 1948. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a . Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, at The Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. For info: 847-256-5700.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 27, 2014
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