Birth: July 11, 1949
Death: May 30, 2017
Richard Ronald Wykpisz, Age 67, Of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly in his home on May 30, 2017.
Born and raised in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor Wykpisz. He attended St. Anthony of Padua, Sacred Heart grade schools and Salesianum School. He worked for DuPont and was a member of the Air National Guard and private clubs Pulaski Legion and Polish Library. He was a huge Phillies fan.
What friends and family will probably remember the most was what an incredible person he was and his fantastic personality and sense of humor. He loved to play poker, watch horse races and play pool. Locals will know him by the name “Kielbasa Kid” when he played pool. He was the cheerful family member who always made people laugh and enjoy his company, taught his niece to play poker at age 5 and loved to joke about politics and had amazing quick wit. He was super smart and was an avid reader, deciding to retire from full-time employment early and live modestly. He was extremely caring, donating to many charities and taking care of his brother and mother as their main caretaker for more than a decade. He loved dogs and all living things and was a friend to everyone who crossed his path.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Stas, George and Phyllis. He is survived by his siblings Bernadine, Michael, Rose and Carol as well as 24 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews– all who loved him deeply.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 5th at 11 AM at St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison Street where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 Am. Entombment will be a Cathedral Cemetery