2017-10-07 / Obituaries

Richard Grodecki


Richard Grodecki Richard Grodecki Richard Grodecki passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at his home in Harrison Township. He had celebrated his 87th birthday July 12.

A favorite part of Mr. Grodecki’s career as an electrician was working on Mackinac Island. He was the electrician not only for the renovation of the Lake View Hotel, but also other properties owned by his father-in-law, Harry Ryba. In his retirement years, after Mr. Ryba died, Mr. Grodecki, with his wife, Pat, ran Ryba Bike Rentals. He also managed the buildings of what is now the Ryba Properties LLC for 16 years. They then retired again to a summer condominium on Mackinac Island.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children and their families, David and Peggy Grodecki, Steven and Sandra Grodecki, Jill and Roy Moore, and Paul Grodecki; six grandchildren, Christine Grodecki, Patrick Grodecki, Melanie Grodecki, Elissa Hale, Jenna Grodecki, and Kara Grodecki, and three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Sophia, and Vivian. He is also survived by a sister, Leona Dobrasko; brothers-inlaw and sister-in-law, Julius and Janis Deckert, Victor Callewaert, and Kevin Ryba, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial mass and celebration was held Saturday, August 5, at St. Veronica Church in Eastpointe.

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