NAUGATUCK — Robert R. “Rick” Pyshna, 68, of Naugatuck, husband of Barbara (Paszel) Pyshna, died Sunday at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Rick was born April 8, 1946 in Waterbury, a son of the late Harry and Helen (Grandel) Pyshna and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident, who attended local schools and in 1965 graduated from Naugatuck High School. Rick worked for 47 years at the Risdon Manufacturing Company, FMP and ITW Highland. Rick was a hardworking man who loved his family and was completely dedicated to their wellbeing. Rick was also a former Special Olympics volunteer.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Pyshna, and his sons, Sean Pyshna and Keith Pyshna all of Naugatuck; his brother, David Pyshna and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Pyshna of Prospect; his sister, Lindy Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pa. and his two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kyle Pyshna, several nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Maxwell, whom he loved dearly.
Family and friends will meet at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. and will proceed to St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To honor Rick’s memory, contributions may be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
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