GENEVA — Richard P. Szymanski, age 59, of Geneva, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center.
He was born June 26, 1953, in Painesville, the son of Stanley and Mary Szymanski.
A 1971 graduate of Madison High School, Rich always had a positive outlook on life and he was proud to help raise awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He most enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren and could often be seen proudly cruising the streets of Geneva in his wheelchair. He attended the Geneva Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his daughter, Jessica (Jason) Brockway of Ashtabula; sons, Benjamin (Laura) Szymanski of Locust Grove, Ga., Joel (Lindsey) Szymanski of Sebring, Ohio and Jordan Szymanski of Akron; eight grandchildren, Orion, Noah, Kennedy, Aurora, Alexander, Matthew, Zachary, Micah; brother, Stanley Szymanski of Pennsylvania; and sisters, Nancy (Ed) Kuhary and Mary Ann (Jim) Pierman, both of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Szymanski; and a sister, Sherry Taub.
A Memorial Service will be held 12 Noon, Thursday, May 23rd, at Geneva Church of the Nazarene, 710 Centennial St., Geneva. The family will receive friends during a Visitation one hour prior to the Service, at the Church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.
Contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.