Richard "Rick" Woronka
1957 - 2015
{ "" }
Share Richard's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Richard "Rick" Woronka

Palm Bay

Richard "Rick" Woronka, 57, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Rick was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Edmound and Dolores Woronka.

He proudly served in the Palm Bay Police Department for 35 years.

His family includes his wife of 38 years, Michele; his children, Richard Woronka and Cassandra Woronka; his grandsons, Clay Woronka and Cody Woronka and his brothers Michael Woronka and David Woronka.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 950 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay. The family would like to invite you to a memorial celebration taking place immediately following at the Captains House, 1300 Bianca Drive NE, Palm Bay.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard Woronka can be made to Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc., 5000 N. Wickham Rd, Suite 110, Melbourne, FL 32940 or at www.

Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care 724-2224. Please share memories and sign guestbook at

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in FloridaToday from Jun. 2 to Jun. 4, 2015.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
33 entries
January 26, 2020
Ronald c Roper roper
October 6, 2017
Rick and I were partners on the Palm Bay Department long before any of his kids were borne. Sgt Gensiejewski was or Sgt at the time. Harry cary was the chief.I will love and miss him very much. I was there when both kids were borne. My name is Ronald Roper the first Motor cycle Cop in Palm Bay, along with Bill Hagadon. Kathy Gantz was my Girl friend . so we go way back.I am 65 years old now and spent my life after Palm Bay as a diver for the U.S. NAVY.All my love and pray,s to you Michele and the Kid,s. Your,s all ways Ronald Roper.
Ronald Roper
June 9, 2015
Michele and family, my prayers and heart go out to you and your family. I only met Rick a few times at Century 21 when I worked there over 13 years ago.
Gail Ball
June 4, 2015
Rick was a good man! He was very respected, and had nothing but love and pride for his family. He loved his wife and children with all his heart and was always so proud....rightfully so. (Rick you are one of a kind and will never be forgotten.)
CeCe Schoffstall
June 4, 2015
I knew Rick in high school and he was always kind and a gentleman. I'm sorry we didn't stay in touch over the years - it sounds like he lived a life of service and caring. Rest in peace, Rick, and God bless your family.
Sharon Frazier (Haas)
June 4, 2015
To the family and friends of Rick, I only meet Rick a couple of times but I enjoyed every second, funny, honest and he always had a smile on his face! This is how he would want to be remembered.
Jessica Watkins
June 4, 2015
Michele, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how much you all love him and how much he will be missed by all.
Darlene Pridemore
June 4, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Woronka family at this sad time. We spent many years of traveling with Rick, Michele, and C.J. for soccer tournaments. Rick was always there to help with anything anyone needed done. He was one of the people that made our Brevard Blaze family so much fun. I know we will all treasure the years we spent together and having Rick and his family part of it.
Elaine, Bill & Tracie Sims
Elaine Sims
June 3, 2015
Ayana says "I always will remember Officer Rick coming to my school and I would tell all the kids...I know him." Also Officer Rick helped her count backwards when Mr Mike pierced her ears. And he always brought her a Christmas gift when she was little.You will be missed Rick but God bless you. Ps..I will look after Michele.
Margie Kemmler
June 3, 2015
I remember when he started. Alwaysin a good mood
Sam Edwards
June 3, 2015
Steve Anderson
June 3, 2015
I loved working with 08 as dispatcher. He was one of the officers that always had a smile on his face and never complained of calls that we sent him too. He will truly be missed. Years worked together 1994-2009
Angrline Reese
June 3, 2015
Your with the Lord to watch over us in peace. A great cop and good teacher. You will be missed my friend.
Alex Padua
June 3, 2015
I worked patrol with Rick in 1980,He was a great policeman, hardworking, proud to serve side by side with him, God rushes to embrace policemen when they leave this world. See you there one day Rick, Great life lived,
Wayne Butler, Lt. BCSO Retired
June 3, 2015
Rick was a old friend who was more like a big brother. He will be very much missed. Prayers for his family. May you rest in peace Rick. See you on the other side brother. Much love from Leslie and Matt Meyer
leslie meyer
June 3, 2015
The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die (Psalm 116:15).God has granted you with the joy of His presence, and the pleasure of living with Him forever (Psalm 16:11) Prayers to the family for their loss.
Cherie Gardner
June 2, 2015
May he always be a guiding light to keep you safe. May loving thoughts and white light be with your family during this time.
Beau, Kathy and Brett DeBusk
June 2, 2015
Was always a help when I was there with the Vcops. RIP Rick...
Kathy whyte
June 2, 2015
I went to the police academy with Rick in 1975. He loved police work. We were lucky to have such a dedicated public servant. He touched many lives in his short time with us. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Vincent Torpy
Chief Judge, Court of Appeal
June 2, 2015
RIP Rick, you have earned your angel wings. May God Bless your family and friends at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers for all the Woronka family.
Leon and Karen Terkoski
June 2, 2015
I worked at Palm Bay Hospital Emergency Room for many years, and have many memories of Officer Woronka. He always went out of his way to help others. May God bring you comfort at this time of loss.
Karen Buhler
June 2, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to the family, what a great loss to the community. Such a great officer.
Valerie Carter
June 2, 2015
Michele, I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. I know God will watch over you all and take special care of you.
Chris Allebaugh
June 2, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers to the Woronka family.
Geoff & Lori Bodine
June 2, 2015
May you rest in peace. God bless you for keeping us safe for so many years officer Woronka. You raised a fine family to follow in your footsteps. To those left behind,my prayers are with you and I hope you can find some peace in knowing he as at rest. C.J. I am around if you need me call me. God bless you all.
Jody and TJ
June 2, 2015
Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the entire Woronka family. May God bless you all.
Leslie DeLisa
June 2, 2015
Michele, God Bless you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Amy Harvey
June 2, 2015
Rest in peace . well done job.. Thinking of you and family
Corp Richards
June 2, 2015
Michele,Ricky,and CJ. My deepest sympathy and love to you on the passing of Rick. We all loved him and will miss him very much. He will remain in our memories tho, nothing can erase those. We just know that he is in the loving arms of our Savior now and no longer in pain and will be watching over his family from above.RIP Rick.
Joan Grimes
June 2, 2015
Me and my little brother, Rick! I only have good memories of him and I'll keep those with me always. R.I.P. Rick. Say "Hey" to Mom and Pop for me.
David Woronka
June 2, 2015
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.
Rick Birtwistle
June 2, 2015
May God Welcome you into his rest my Brother,CJ and Family I am so very Sorry.
Kenneth Johnson
June 1, 2015
Michele, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kim and Craig Stone
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences