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Richard Drulyk, of Lansford, passed away suddenly Friday, Feb. 27, 2014, in St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. He was the husband of Marcia (Stewart) Drulyk. The couple were married 39 years.
Born Oct. 17, 1952, in Chester, Richard was a son to the late John and Francis (Reilly) Drulyk.
He was a restaurateur starting many years ago with Country Squire in Broomall, Delaware County, for over 20 years before he and his wife moved to Jim Thorpe and opened the former Cafe on Broadway.
Rich was always involved with the food and beverage industry and loved the interaction he had with patrons.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughters Virginia Whitman of Malvern, Chester County, and Shea Drulyk of Lansford; sisters Barbara Gizzi, of Aston, Delaware County, Dolores Groves of Chester, Katherine Lewis, of Aston, Dale Drulyk, of Ridley Park, Delaware County, and Shannon Sladek, of Folsom, Delaware County; five granddaughters, Jamie Rinyu, Rachel Whitman, Rebecca Whitman, Akaya Lacey, and Calleigh Taylor; a grandson, Matthew Rinyu; a great-granddaughter, Riley Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was predeceased by sons Richard Jr. and James Lacey; and brothers John and Joseph.
Services: A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Fourth and Mahoning sts., Lehighton. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are asked to begin to gather in the church starting at 2 p.m.
The David J. Stianche Funeral Home, 123 Center St., Jim Thorpe, is entrusted with Richard's arrangements.
Online condolences at www.stianchefh.com
David J. Stianche Funeral Home
123 Center Street Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Published in Times News on Mar. 5, 2014