In Memoriam


In Memory of

Richard (Red) Joseph Zwycewicz

November 21, 1942 - May 3, 2019


Richard (Red) Joseph Zwycewicz passed away peacefully on May 3, 2019.

Rich was a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Adelphi University. He spent his career with The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, retiring in 1996 as Chief Maintenance Supervisor for the high tension power system at John F Kennedy International Airport.

He enjoyed his years in Arizona as an avid golfer often carding scores equal to the 100+ degree temperatures. He was a fan of the Diamondbacks and Cardinals cheering on his teams with expletives when they weren’t playing well. Rich looked forward to his Wednesday Night Poker games with a group of gentlemen playing cards with enthusiastic banter. In his spare time, he loved to read books on his Kindle and tackle Sudoku puzzles. Rich traveled frequently to New York and Boston for family events, especially cherishing time with his grandchildren. He was a strong advocate for education and ensuring that children be taught to read books early and often.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Stella (Rejzer), brother Leonard “Lenny” and son Kevin. Those left to cherish his memories include his sister Janet, beloved children Diane, Richard (Annemarie), Karen and Susan, devoted grandchildren Trevor, Grant, Jared, Carson, Gavin, Emma and Austin, and former wife and mother of his children Carole. Also surviving is his best friend and love of his life Cecilia and her family and many dear cousins.

The family is grateful to the staff of Hospice of the Valley-Thunderbird for their kind, caring, compassionate and professional services provided to Rich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Private arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center A memorial service on Long Island, New York will be celebrated at a later date.

Rich (Red) Zwycewicz Memorial Service

Saturday June 29, 2019

12 Noon

ST. Gerard Majella R.C. Church


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