Richard F. Korzyniewski

Richard Korzyniewski

Richard Korzyniewski, 72

Richard (Rich Kory) Korzyniewski, long time Brookfield resident, passed away on April 23, 2020. Rich was a devoted husband, father of three children and grandfather of seven. He and his wife Nancy were married for forty-seven years and lived together in the Hollywood section of Brookfield. Rich took great pride in his home and his neighborhood. Rich was a committed volunteer for the Hollywood Citizens Association for over thirty years.

Rich was born and raised in Chicago’s “back of the yards” neighborhood and graduated from St. Rita High School in 1965. He was a commissioned officer and served as a second lieutenant in the US Army from 1966-1969 and was stationed in 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.

Some of the things Rich 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. Rich 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 preceded in death by both his parents, Michael and Helen Korzyniewski and eldest brother Leonard Korzyniewski. He is survived by his brother Bernard (Susan) Korzyniewski and children, Tony (Beckie) Korzyniewski, Nick (Jessica) Korzyniewski and Diana (Daniel) Faught. He was an extremely genuine, very dependable and loyal man who will be greatly missed.

Internment 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.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

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  1. Jim & Shirley Perlberg condolence:

    Our hearts go out to you Nancy and your family. We are going to miss his telephone conversations and laughs and just miss him not being with us anymore. May God give him peace and blessings to your family. Love to all!!

  2. Jan Dyrek condolence:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.I worked with Rich for 25 years at ECCO. He was a wonderful, caring man who shared what he knew, & took us all under his wing. My favorite memories of Rich are when he would bring us treats, & our many beautiful talks about his family & Rodney. RIP Rich. You will be missed & you are loved. Xxoo

  3. Ken, Diane & Kevin Kucera condolence:

    Rich was truly a gentleman and always willing to help. He will truly be missed by all.
    Please accept out deepest sympathy.

  4. Mike Borowski condolence:

    Mrs. Korzyniewsky, Tony, Nick, Diana-

    My heart aches for each of you during this time of loss. This news came so unexpectedly and I am saddened beyond words.

    Mr. K. was so pleasant, friendly and such a peaceful man. Your family has always been strong, and together you will get through this. Reflect upon those memories, and cherish them all of your days.

    I pray that the Lord comforts you during this time.

    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  5. Steve Tangney condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss

  6. Ester Gaytan condolence:

    I worked with Rich for about 3 years and he was such a great person! Rich you will truly be missed! R.I.P. my friend !❤️

  7. Bernard Gizzi and family condolence:

    Condolences and prayers for the entire Korzyniewski family. In the purest sense Rich was everything written here and more. A “stand up” guy who worked hard, led by example, and cared deeply for others. The ECCO family past and present were lucky to have worked alongside such a good person. Blessings in heaven my good man!

  8. Darrel Laczynski condolence:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Korzyniewski family. Mr. K always brought a smile to my face and I’m sure anyone else that was privileged to get to know him.

  9. Teresa Perlberg Christman condolence:

    I am so saddened to hear about our Uncle Rich. He was always such a upbeat and fun guy. I really loved him alot. Know that I am thinking about you all during this time and I am praying for you all. Hes in Gods hands now and is pain free. Rest in peace dear Uncle Rich. Until we meet again ..

  10. Marilyn Pfeifer condolence:

    Being Rich’s cousin, I looked forward to family
    gatherings for a chance to visit with Rich. He was
    always kind, had a great sense of humor &
    made your day brighter just talking with him. He
    was a great example of helping & loving his
    parents & grandparents. I will miss him. My
    deepest sympathy to you Nanc, Tony, Nick
    Diana on your loss.
    Love, Marilyn

  11. Marilyn Hammond condolence:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Rich was one of the “good guys.” Will keep him in my prayers.

  12. Terri Bogart condolence:

    Diana, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your beautiful memories give you comfort.

  13. Irene lanni condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, especially at this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Chris Sroka condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Traci Weyer condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Bill Fern condolence:

    God bless you and your family. The Fern Family

  17. Aileen Weigel condolence:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Kory family regarding Uncle Rich’s passing. Our thoughts and continued prayers are with you all. I valued and always enjoyed the “catch up” conversations had with him at family gatherings. He was a gem in our family.
    Fly with the angels Uncle Rich!

  18. Richard Sapp condolence:

    First off i would like to thank nancy, tony,nick and diana and grandkids for sharing there husband, father & grandfather with me and my coworkers at ecco for 35 years. I truly miss this wonderful man.i already miss hearing HEY RICHIEEE first thing in the morning when he would come in to work.thank you rich kory for being a fair boss, a wonderful person and most of all, a friend.

  19. LInda brennan condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss may Rich rest ion peace sincerely Linda brennan

  20. Ken & Mary Lou Korzyniewski condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Rich. As the youngest 1st cousin of the Korzyniewski family, there are only a few of us left. When I talked to his Mom Helen, she talked highly of him and his Brothers too. He will be missed by all. May God watch over his Family.

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