Richard Cimbalista, 79, of Brookfield, died May 6, 2014.

Mr. Cimbalista was born April 7, 1935 and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an electronic technician for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was the husband of Agnes G. Cimbalista (nee Bresingham); the father of Margaret (Frank) Patino, Mary (Michael) Szczurek, Richard (Barbara) Cimbalista and Thomas (Erika) Cimbalista; the grandfather of Nicole Szczurek, Stephanie Szczurek, Grace Szczurek, Matthew Cimbalista, David Cimbalista, Natalie Cimbalista, Mary Cimbalista, John Cimbalista, Anna Cimbalista, Sarah Cimbalista and Andrew Cimbalista; the brother of Margaret Anderson and the late Joseph J. Cimbalista Jr. and Janet Mitchell; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated May 9 at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.