Richard (Rich Kory) Korzyniewski, a longtime Brookfield resident, died on April 23, 2020 at the age of 72.
Mr. Korzyniewski was born July 22, 1947 and was raised in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, graduating from St. Rita High School in 1965. He was a commissioned officer and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1966-69 while stationed in South Korea.
After his service, he worked for Western Electric in Cicero until its closing in 1983 and then at Electronic Connector of Chicago as plant manager until his passing.
Mr. Korzyniewski enjoyed were playing cards with friends, swimming with his grandchildren in the backyard pool and chatting with neighbors on his frequent walks with his dog, Rodney.
He truly enjoyed connecting with others and had an engaging charisma. He had a contagious smile and always tried to help bring a laugh to every interaction. His kids would describe him as a model for hard work and someone who was always there for them to lend an ear while offering unending love and support.
Mr. Korzyniewski was a devoted husband, father of three children and grandfather of seven. He and his wife Nancy were married for 47 years and lived together in the Hollywood section of Brookfield. He took great pride in his home and his neighborhood and was a committed volunteer for the Hollywood Citizens Association for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, Michael and Helen Korzyniewski, and his eldest brother, Leonard Korzyniewski. He is survived by his brother Bernard (Susan) Korzyniewski and his children, Tony (Beckie) Korzyniewski, Nick (Jessica) Korzyniewski and Diana (Daniel) Faught.
Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
The family has designated the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516 for memorial contributions.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o The Korzyniewski Family.