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Richard Szyperski

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

10:30 AM

All Saints Catholic Church


No visitation

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    Richard Thomas Szyperski (Rich), 90 years young, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on April 27, 2018, from natural causes. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday May 3, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Church. Monsignor Finley of All Saints Catholic Church will be officiating. No visitation will be held. A reception to be at All Saints Catholic Church directly after the funeral mass. Richard requested that he be cremated following the Mass. Richard was born in Chicago, IL on April 30, 1927. He graduated from St. Rita High School in Chicago and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from DePaul University. Richard was married to Jan Gerbrach Szyperski on 11/12/1955; they were married 62 years. Richard’s career started as a chemist for Corn Products Corporation for 20 years; he then branched out to the food brokerage business and ultimately owned his own food brokerage business in Atlanta Georgia called Szyperski Foods, Inc. At age of 75 US Salt utilized his expertise to expand into the American market. Richard enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing golf and taking cruises. Richard was also actively involved in Knights of Columbus where he achieved the Fourth Order. He also was a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Richard was a veteran of the US Army where he served in the Medical Corp during the Korean Conflict. Richard and Jan are also members of the Roswell Ramblers Senior Citizens Club of the Roswell Recreation, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. Richard is survived by his loving wife Jan, children Richard J & Gayle Szyperski, Lynn & Greg Short, Cathy & James Thrash, Terry & Mark Webb, Michael & Sarah Szyperski and Mary & Ron Rummell along with his sisters Harriet Peach and Sister Mary Claude (Pat). Richard is also survived by his grandchildren Kenneth Webb, Christopher & Courtney Short, John & Laurel Webb, Melissa & Danny Ryerson, Brian & Jennifer Short, Melanie Szyperski, Christen & Jacob Pittman, Kelli Thrash, Jamie & Austin Sale, Zachery Webb and Charlie Szyperski and his great-grandchildren, Nathan Webb, Aidyn Short, Tensly Webb, Rilyn Webb and Remi Webb, and other family and friends. Richard is preceded in death by his son Thomas, his parents Harry & Anna along with his sisters Anna May & Loretta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Friends of Roswell Parks, Inc. in memory of Richard T. Szyperski. Donations can be sent to 38 Hill St. Suite 100, Roswell Ga 30075 or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. The family of Richard T. Szyperski wishes to thank the Knights of Columbus for all their assistance and All Saints Catholic Church where they have been members for 45 years. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care.

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    The Fischer Family
    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    Bridget BexhoMay 3 2018 07:50 am
    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Stacy K VanDenHeuvelMay 2 2018 08:56 am
    I worked with Mr. Szyperski as a broker off and on for almost 23 years. He commanded attention with a kind, southern heart. Please accept my sincere condolences. Attached is a photo from a sales meeting in Maryland that he and Jan attended.
    Stacy K VanDenHeuvel
    Brook and Mizelle SizemoreMay 1 2018 07:56 pm
    We only knew Mr. Szyperski for a short while but I enjoyed our neighborly chats and I will miss him. Prayers for Jan and the whole family, with whom he leaves a great legacy. If you need anything, we are right next door.
    Arthur GreenMay 1 2018 09:57 am
    Rich was a great mentor to me early in my career. Always a great friend. I will miss him.
    Connie HarrisMay 1 2018 09:09 am
    Kind thoughts and prayers to the Szperski family on the loss of your loved one. I had the opportunity to meet and work with Richard over the years, he was a wonderful man. Everyone who knew him had great respect, he was that kind of person. May he rest in peace family, his legacy will continue through you all.
    Kevin LowdenMay 1 2018 07:47 am
    Thoughts and Prayers through this difficult time. I enjoyed seeing Richard and know that he will be missed immensely.
    Kevin Lowden
    Dante AgostinucciApr 30 2018 06:54 pm
    Thank you for letting me know of your Dad's passing. He and I worked together at US SALT for a few years and I enjoyed working with him immensely. He was a true gentleman and an honorable man.
    Leslie JuhnApr 30 2018 02:06 pm
    Please accept my sincerest condolences to your family. I always enjoyed talking with your dad and mom when they came in for their prescriptions. I know his memory will be an eternal and abiding blessing. Leslie Juhn Pharmacist at Carlton's
    Rich SzyperskiApr 30 2018 12:00 pm
    Photo shared by the family
    Rich Szyperski
    Atlanta Initiative ColleaguesApr 30 2018 09:34 am
    Terry, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you will take comfort in the fact that your Dad is now at peace.
    Susan FainApr 29 2018 09:04 pm
    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I pray that you will seek peace and strength from our heavenly father during this difficult time!
    Missy HallApr 29 2018 06:19 pm
    Sending prayers and God's comfort for your family during this time and the days ahead.
    Karen YoungApr 28 2018 05:31 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.
    The Coad FamilyApr 28 2018 03:06 pm
    We are saddened to hear of Richard's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We will think of him fondly when we remember his trips to see his grand kids and family vacations.
    Cindy and Bob GoodeApr 28 2018 10:36 am
    We are all very sorry to learn of Richard's passing. Our love & prayers for Lynn, Greg, Chris, Courtney, Brian, Jen, Alayna, Aidyn, & all of family from Cindy, Bob, Jeremy, & Beth.
    The Internicola Family Apr 28 2018 08:46 am
    We have had the pleasure of knowing Richard “dad” for 16 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time. Hugs and kisses from Florida
    Cathy ThrashApr 27 2018 07:21 pm
    Sending photos of Dad
    Cathy Thrash
    Lynn ShortApr 27 2018 07:16 pm
    Goodbye Dad! You will truly be missed but will be in our memories forever! Love you! Lynn
    Lynn Short
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