Ronald J. Bykowski of Logan Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Grezibienowski) Bykowski, he was also the nephew of his late aunt, Katherine (Grebinski) Grezibienowski.
Ronald was born in Wilkes-Barre on July 15, 1930, and he attended Wilkes-Barre city schools.
He retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot; was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus; and was past commander of American Legion Post 815, Wilkes-Barre Township.
He served his country proudly in the Air Force from 1946 to 1947, and also with the U.S. Army, serving with distinction as a corporal in the Elite International Military Police Patrol unit based in Vienna, Austria, from 1948 to 1952, along with foreign troops.
His love of music, fishing, and friends was well known.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Edward Bykowski, and several caring aunts.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen Brennan Bykowski; brother, Chester Bykowski and his wife, Irene; sister-in-law, Martha Bykowski, Wilkes-Barre; special nephew, Edward Bykowski, Wilkes-Barre; and his loving and caring family-in-laws and their nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to the staff and residents at the Community Center at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, for their care, compassion, and fun given to Ronnie and his family. Special thanks to Marty Brennan (nephew), and Dr. Rebecca Kimbel and Dr. Marino for all their constant care, and much Thanks to Dolly, our dear friend and the staff of Homebound Care.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Interment with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Jendrzejewski Funeral Home
21 N Meade St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 28, 2014