Richard J. Rucynski, 65

Richard J. Rucynski, 65, a resident of Sterling, NY, passed away, Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Hilda (Reifke) Rucynski.

Mr. Rucynski was a member of the laborer local 214.

He enjoyed sunsets and spending time with his family and friend’s especially drinking buds with his buds on Friday’s.

Surviving is one daughter, Maureen L. Rucynski of Oswego; three step daughters, Sue Cook, Kim Sloan and Shelly Cook; one step son, Bill Cook Jr.; three brothers, Charles (Sharon) Rucynski of Wisconsin, Joseph (Mary) Rucynski of Bayside, NY and Jack (Kathy) Rucynski of Parish, NY; Two sisters, Viola “Queenie” O’ Neil (James) Sands of Mexico, NY and Linda (Jack) Lee of Oswego; Several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his step daughter, Katherine Cook.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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