HEMET, California — Ronald (Rick) Rykowski, 74, passed away Sept 24 at home from complications of lung cancer.
Mr. Rykowski proudly served his country as a career U.S. Army officer for over 20 years and retired with numerous decorations including the Distinguished Service Cross. He was a camp ground owner for eight years before retiring to Helmet, Calif., 25 years ago. He enjoyed reading, camping, and traveling especially several trips across the U.S.
Mr. Rykowski is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 40 years, Rosemary; a son, Brian Rykowski of
Glastonbury; a sister, Carol Mason of Naugatuck; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Bryan Rykowski; several aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.
A graveside service was held Oct. 4 at Riverside National Cemetery, California.