Richard Schweigler died of COVID-19 on November 16, 2020 at the age of 86 alone except for the hospital chaplain at his side.
Richard was born and raised in St. Louis and retired after 35 years as a civil engineer for the Missouri Highway Department; but his true passion was hockey and sports. He worked St. Louis Blues games as an off-ice official since the team’s inception in 1967 until 1994, most of that time as a goal judge. He also played hockey himself, coached and refereed. Richard also played minor league baseball, coached baseball and umpired men’s softball.
Richard Schweigler is missed deeply by his wife of 67 years, adult kids, grandchildren, extended family, team mates and sports friends, and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.