Ryszard Tomasz Liss
November 12, 1957 – March 6, 2018
Ryszard Tomasz Liss, age 60, of West Bloomfield, passed away March 6, 2018. Ryszard was born the son of Afons and Miroslawa Maria (Poncyljusz) Liss in Gdansk, Poland on November 12, 1957. He finished trade school in Poland and moved to the United States in 1981. He worked as an auto mechanic. In 1983, he moved his family to the United States. He later became an electrician for IBEW Local 58. In April 2013, he married Norma Paz.
Ryszard enjoyed woodworking, jetskiing, and boating. He loved long talks about many subjects. He attended Mt. Zion church. Ryszard is survived by his wife Norma; children Ewelina Webster, Robert Liss, Susan Liss, Ciarra (Leif) Forsyth-Tobiassen, Pamela Cabrera; Grandchildren Allison Webster, Jacob Webster; brother Alfred (Maria Jolanta) Liss.
Ryszard’s family welcomes all to a visitation on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 5 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home located at 2904 Orchard Lake Rd in Keego Harbor, Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ryszard’s memory at the funeral home or by mail to Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Rd, Independence Twp., Michigan 48348.
- Afons Liss, Father
- Miroslawa Maria (nee Poncyljusz) Liss, Mother
- Norma Paz, Wife
- Ewelina Webster, Daughter
- Robert Liss, Son
- Susan Liss, Daughter
- Ciarra (Leif) Forsyth-Tobiassen, Daughter
- Pamela Cabrera, Daughter
- Allison Webster, Granddaughter
- Jacob Webster, Grandson
- Alfred (Maria Jolanta) Liss, Brother
Mt. Zion Church
4900 Maybee Rd. , Independence Twp. , MI 48348
- Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ryszard Tomasz Liss
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May 25, 2018
My name is Wayland Scott. I worked with Ryszard (Richard) for 6 months in the summer of 2012 in upstate New York. We got along fabulously. He told me of his life in Poland under Communism and how he came to America. At one point we wrestled lightly. I asked him what I had felt when I touched his chest. He said, "it is my pacemaker, it is nothing". No more wrestling, but what a confident guy!
One day he came to work with a union shirt that had an eagle and "American by Birth, Union by Choice" on it. I teased him about being a Pollock but I have never met an immigrant that seemed to exude that as much as Richard. It fit him. He was an American on purpose.
We kept in touch with texts. He told me he was in chemotherapy. In his last text he told me he was very tired. I told him I was praying for him. Rest in peace my brother. You are sorely missed.
March 11, 2018
I worked with Richard at little Ceasars areana last year. He was a great guy, funny and good electrician. Wish I knew him longer-he had a contagious personality. So sorry for your loss. His memory will be lasting. Ron Rau, L.U. 58