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Joseph Rybczynski Jr., age 76, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, 2014. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Joe proudly worked as a mason and was active in the leadership of the Bricklayers Local 3 union. Joe loved spending summers at Pleasant Lake in Michigan, and after retiring from bricklaying he devoted his time to serving as the caretaker of Poplar's Resort.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Stella Rybczynski, and sisters, Irene Filas and Joanne Walbolt. He is survived by his five children, Cheryl (Jim), Christa (Lawrence), Caryn (David), Joseph (Kim), and Carrie (Jordan) and seven grandchildren, Genesis, Reyna, Kelsey, Eliza, Nathan, Zachary, and Parker.
Friends may pay their
respects and visit with family members at Coyle Funeral Home on Monday, April 21, from 3-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the mortuary at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Contributions can be made to Poplar's Resort for grounds beautification. Please view and sign the guest registry at
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 19, 2014