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Demaine Funeral Home

520 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA

OBITUARY

Drew Rybicki

June 6, 1986July 1, 2019

Drew Rybicki June 6, 1986 to July 1, 2019 Alexandria - Andrew “Drew” Hess Rybicki went to Heaven on July 1, 2019. Drew was born on June 6, 1986 in Potsdam, New York to Connie and Steve Rybicki. He moved to Mount Vernon on February 12, 1988. He welcomed his baby sister, Kelsey, on August 14, 1990. Drew graduated from St. Louis Elementary School, Bishop Ireton High School, and received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Marymount University. He had a varied career and was supporting the legal department at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. at the time of his death.

According to the state medical examiner’s office, the cause of Drew’s death will not be known for about 90 days.

A natural athlete, Drew competed in sports, particularly basketball. He volunteered to teach basketball at the Boys & Girls Club in Alexandria. He was a true fan of the Redskins, Wizards, and UNC basketball through good seasons and the not-so-good. An avid golfer, he never passed up the opportunity to play a round with one of his many friends. Over the last few years he was learning how to navigate the Potomac River on his family’s boat.

Earlier, he served as an altar server and spent several years as a Boy Scout enjoying camping and the outdoors.

Drew was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

He had a passion for learning and reading and for starting a conversation with just about everyone he met. He made them feel at ease while able to converse on topics ranging from sports (football and basketball were his favorites, including team stats) to the economy and world events.

He is survived by his sister Kelsey, brother-in-law Nate, his Mom and Dad, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A viewing will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria on Wednesday, July 10, from 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 pm immediately followed by a Celebration of Life also at Good Shepherd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church in his memory.

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Viewing Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Mass of The Resurrection Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, July 11, 2019

Memories

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Meg Balmforth (Peterson)

July 9, 2019

Steve, Connie and Kelsey,

I am so saddened to hear about Drew’s passing. My heart breaks for you and all his loved ones. I will hold you in my thoughts and pray you find peace. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

Meg Balmforth (Peterson)

Ross Weiland

July 9, 2019

Connie and Family,
Though I never got to meet Drew in person, through our many office conversations about our kids, it was much like getting to know him, just a little bit. Your pride and love for your son, along with his courage and spirit was always apparent. May you find peace in his memory. With deepest sympathy, Ross Weiland

Shelley Laracuente

July 9, 2019

Dear Steve, Connie and Kelsey,

We cannot imagine the heartbreak and confusion you are experiencing and can only hope our tears and prayers give you comfort. Your family is among the best when it comes to kindness and compassion for others. It is clear Heaven gained another top angel on July 1.

Shelley, Jose, DJ and Jose A. Laracuente

Walt & Beth Kelly

July 8, 2019

Hearing of Drew's passing has been an overwhelming heartbreak. His cute face sure turned into a fine looking young man. What a loss to so many. Praying for each of you at this very sad time.
Walt and Beth

Kieran Gaughan

July 8, 2019

Steve and Family,

I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My heart goes out to you during this trying time and may my prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones.

Melissa Wick

July 8, 2019

Steve and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Drew. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

“Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.”

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family. Your work family will always be here for you.

Jeanette Kraynak

July 7, 2019

Steve, Connie & Kelsey,

We can’t even begin to find the words to express our sorrow.
Mark was so happy to have a class with Drew at Marymount. We all remember Drew & Kelsey plus mom & dad as an integral part of St Louis School memories.
Our prayers are with you ,
Love Mark, Jeanette, Mark Jr, Jenna & Luke Kraynak

Richard, Debra, Matt & Elizabeth Sagar

July 7, 2019

Steve, Connie, Kelsey,
Our hearts are broken. We are stunned and so deeply mourn your loss. Our prayers are with you and will be with you always. God Bless.

Richard, Debra, Matt and Elizabeth Sagar

Tim Ryan

July 4, 2019

Steve, Connie, and Kelsey:

I was so saddened to hear the news about Drew and feel sick with sorrow thinking about your great loss. I remember playing basketball with Drew when he was just a teenager. He taught me a wicked cross-over move that I still use to this day. Drew was a great kid, and you are a wonderful family that doesn't deserve this. So, so sorry for you three, and my condolences.

Tim

Ron Silva

July 4, 2019

Steve,Connie and family , Our thought and prayers are with you all . So sorry

FROM THE FAMILY