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“I have thought of Richard several times over the years, he was very kind to me and helped me at Butler Telecom where I worked with him and Vicki. He...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Larry Heral - Ft Wayne, IN

“The timing of the card,telephone call and the conversation that took place that evening and following morning are all are unbelievable. You know...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Joe Samreta - Hobart

“to Sharon and family: thoughts and warm healing go to you all at this time of loss. May the comfort of music be a blessing to you in these days...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: karen fraser - fort wayne, IN

“Sharon and family. We are very sorry for the loss of Richard. Your faith, family and friends will help ease the sorrow and sadness that you feel. ...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: The Adamsons

“Smooth sailing shipmate. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Buck Doyle - Shipmate

“Smooth sailing to you my friend. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Vail - Bear, DE

“I remember sharing rides with Chief Z when we both served in VP-60 when I used to live in Ft. Wayne. Fair winds and following seas! ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Seibert Murphy - Honolulu, HI

“Sharon, I am sorry to hear the passing of Dick. I served proudly with him in VP-60, the reserve unit for NAS Glenview. Dick was a fellow Chief...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Our Condolences to Family and Friends ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Jeff Wilenski - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sharon, our heartfelt condolence to you and your family. Richard's parents and my parents came to Ft. Wayne from Poland. We grew up together and...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Mitch & Marie Budzon - FL

“So sorry for the loss of your loved one, he will be missed by many. Your family will be in our prayers.God Bless. Bob Semprini and family. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard was my favorite supervisor to work with at Butler. He was always smiling, always pleasant and always helpful. ...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Willison

“So sorry for your loss. Dick was such a great guy and a friend to all who knew him. Rosalie [Rousseff] Calkins ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Rosalie Calkins - Zionsville, IN

“Prayers for Richard and his family in this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Gerardot - Wolcottville, IN

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Don and I worked with Dick for many years. When I lost Don, Dick was a comfort to me. Remember all of the...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Rehling - Jacksonville, FL

16 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jody & April (Minnick) Grunden - IN

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jeanette Hatfied (Vodde) " - IN

“sharon - my heart goes out to you and your family - i do understand the loss and shock you are are going through - want to share something that has...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Richard was a good friend and will be missed. Sorry for the family"s loss ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Clyde Bowlin - Churubusco, IN

“Dear Family of Richard Zych: please accept our deep and sincere sympathy on the death of Dick. He was a classmate of mine at CCHS. It seems to me...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Kathleen Noll - Grand Haven,, MI

“My condolences to Richard's family from a past classmate of class of 1956 at cchs ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: John Leahy - New Port Richey, FL

“My condolences to Richard's family. My prayers are with the family. I attended Central Catholic with Richard. Our CC family is getting smaller each...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers are with you. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Rita Chilson - Fort Wayne, IN

Richard E. Zych, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 on his 76th birthday. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Richard graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1956. He served in both the Army (PFC) and Navy (AOC/AC) from 1956 to 1986. He also retired from GTE and Butler Telecom. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, American Legion, past Boy Scout Den Leader and past President of the Polish National Alliance. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Valerie (Fred) Grant, Andrea (Scott) Keim, Richard (Helen) Zych and Victoria (Chadd) Neace; sister, Joanne (Joe) Starewich; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Lillian and brother, Carl. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 am, Monday, January 14, 2013 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with calling one hour prior. Msgr. Robert C. Schulte officiating. Calling also from 4 to 6 Sunday at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Ft. Wayne Civic Theater and Bach Collegium. To sign the online guest book, go to