OBITUARY

Raymond Chester Brykczynski

August 16, 1927April 15, 2013

LCDR Raymond Chester (Ski) Brykczynski, USN, Ret 1927-2013 Raymond Chester (Ski) Brykczynski, 85, of Pensacola, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Azalea Trace retirement community. Ski was born on August 16, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 at the age of 17. He married Stella Marie Brykczynski in 1946. Ski served in the United States Navy for 27 years as a meteorologist. His duty stations included Hawaii, Korea, three tours in Newfoundland, Washington State, Panama Canal Zone, Japan, California, New Jersey and three tours in Pensacola, Florida. Sea duty included tours on the USS HENRICO (APA-45) and his final tour on the USS LEXINGTON (CVT-17) in Pensacola, Florida. He retired in 1972. Ski received a B.A. in Communications from the University of West Florida. After retiring from the Navy, he spent time deep sea fishing, traveling, maintaining a yard and volunteering. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 022 and a founding member of Naval Weather Service Association. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Stella; parents Stanley and Theresa Brykczynski; three brothers Irvin, Arthur and Edward; and sister Alice. Survivors include son Jay (Becky) Brykczynski of Pensacola, Florida; son Terry Brykczynski of New York, New York; daughter Joanne (Townsend) Brykczynski of Kapolei, Hawaii; son Billy Brykczynski of Fairfax, Virginia; granddaughters Destiny Brykczynski, Christina Lilley, Denise Lilley, Anna Brykczynski; and great-grandchildren Alejandra, Adrian, Javier, Mateo and Ruby. Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be submitted in his honor to: Fleet Reserve Association Branch 22, 4906 Vizcaya Dr., Pensacola, Fl 32507-5900

Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Raymond Chester Brykczynski

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.Allan Ulrich

April 23, 2013

.Smooth sailing from now on Ski! Many fond memories of you with the NWS over most to those 27 years. Rest in peace.

April 23, 2013

Ski, always remembered and never forgotten. RiP our adopted grandad, Graham, Michael & Sarah Bond

Gus & Ann Fell

April 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.

April 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of lose.

Lynn-- Wells Fargo

Peter Bond

April 22, 2013

RIP Ski, fondly remembered by Jimmi and Carol Bond for friendship and hospitality during our stay in Pensacola and subsequent visits.

April 21, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Moose Missel

April 21, 2013

An outstanding friend to all his shipmates. He will be missed.

April 21, 2013

RIP Ski ...See you at Fiddlers Green and we'll share a brew!
Rest your oars, we have the watch.
MACM Sam Guthrie Ret.
(Corry CPO Club 77-83)

FROM THE FAMILY