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Richard Caitung


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Richard Caitung Obituary
Caitung, Richard Beloved and best friend of Arlene (nee Paul); loving father of Rick and Rocky. Richard died suddenly Friday 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 Forrest College; he followed in his fathers footsteps and worked for him at Wabash Power Equipment Co. Richard eventually took over the helm in the mid 90's, where he became the CEO and Chairman of Wabash Power Equipment Company, Wheeling, IL. 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 . Service Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at the Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL. For info: 847-256-5700.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 27, 2014
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