OBITUARY

Kevin Rychcik

November 14, 1960February 9, 2019

Kevin Rychcik of League City, Texas, passed away at his home on February 9, 2019 at the age of 58.

Kevin was born and raised in Pittsburgh PA and was a 1979 graduate of Bethel Park High School. Shortly after graduating, Kevin joined his brothers in Houston to work within the power generation services company Houston Lighting and Power. Kevin began his 36 year career as a Helper in the Steam Turbine Maintenance crew. Moving through several company transitions, Kevin retired from NRG in 2016 having spent his later years as a Steam Turbine Specialist and Planner.

Kevin loved all things having to do with water sports and enjoyed his boats, fishing and was an adventurous scuba diver. Kevin and his family members and friends traveled around the Caribbean to explore and scuba dive multiple times over the decades. Kevin was also a very curious and creative mechanical minded man, who loved to devise “fixes” for many devices and tools he saw as lacking their full potential. Kevin was a great list maker. He jokingly referred to having lists for his lists although he did complete some and was happy to see them tossed when completed.

Kevin loved his family and friends above all else and is known for his wonderful smile, great big laugh and a huge heart that welcomed all. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, Edward Rychcik and father in law, John Winn. Kevin is survived by his mother, Mildred Rychcik, wife Dara and stepson Ben Watt, mother in law Laurie Winn, sister Kathie Fenn (Larry), sister Judi Schanck (Jack), brother Ed Rychcik, brother Bob Rychcik (Amy) and sister Janet Rychcik Pfund (Donald). Kevin leaves behind ten nieces and nephews and sixteen grand nieces and nephews. Kevin is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the Pittsburgh area.

Kevin fought a ten year battle with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International Myeloma Foundation in Kevin’s name.

A Memorial Celebration of Kevin's life will be held Sunday, February 17 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas 77598. In honor of Kevin's life, casual attire is welcomed.

Services

17 February

Memorial Life Celebration

3:00 pm

Forest Park East Funeral Home

Chapel

21620 Gulf Freeway
Webster, Texas 77598

REMEMBERING

Kevin Rychcik

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Mary and Ivan Derkach

February 17, 2019

Dear Aunt Millie, Ed, Bob, Kathy, Janet, Dara,

It's difficult to put into words the sorrow that we feel at Kevin's passing. I wish that we could comfort you even a little, but we can only say that we love you and that you have been in our thoughts constantly. Dara, we didn't think that when we saw you at Carolyn's wedding that it would be our last visit with Kevin. It was a wonderful evening.

I - Mary - treasure the memories of when we were together in Pittsburgh. I remember when Kevin was born and the day that you brought him home from the hospital.Thank you for the happiness that you brought to my life!

I firmly believe that there will be joyful reunion with Kevin someday! God bless and comfort you all, and grant Kevin eternal peace and joy.

With our love,
Mary and Vanya


Kelly Long

February 12, 2019

I Am So Sorry For Your Loss. Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Family.

Matt Miller

February 12, 2019

I worked with Kevin periodically over the last 20+ years or so. I work for Garlock Sealing Technologies. Garlock supplies packing and gaskets to NRG. Kevin working on the turbine crew, required many different types of gaskets, depending on what his need was for a given job or repair. Kevin was a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most easy going, fun, accommodating, friendly and respectful men that I've ever had the pleasure to work with in doing my job. If there were more men like Kevin in this world, the world would be a better place. I'm glad that I had the privilege of knowing Kevin. He will be sorely missed by many people. God rest his wonderful soul. Condolences to all of Kevin's co-workers, friends and family.

Gary Zelch

February 12, 2019

Dear Aunt Millie and Kathie, Judy, Eddie, Bobby & Janet:
I have very fond memories of the Brookline Rychciks, and the parties on the steepest hill in Brookline, in the alley on the South Side, and of course South Park. I knew of Kevin's illness. My dear sister Jean keeps me informed of all the family news, good & bad. I was nonetheless heartbroken to hear of Kevin's passing. May you take comfort in each other and your happy memories with Kevin. His cancer ordeal is over; I am sure he rests in peace with God.
Gary

Sylvia Galvan

February 12, 2019

Kevin was such a great person and sweet brother-in-law....he had great stories to tell and what stands out in my memory is his kindness to me and my girls. He had a great smile and I will miss him so much ! My condolences to his family. Lots of love Always.
From: Sylvia, Cece, Sonja & Jenny

Nina Osborne

February 11, 2019

Our Staff of Forest Park East would like to offer our sincere condolences to your family.

Rika & David Dunham

February 11, 2019

We know what a wonderful man Kevin was and that he will be greatly missed. It always seemed like y’all were always doing something adventurous and fun! To a life well lived. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rika and David

Jason McCorkle

February 11, 2019

Kevin was a client of ours for over 20 years and every time we got to talk we would talk about the water and boating. Really enjoyed hearing his stories and hearing about some of his adventures on the water. Great guy and will be missed.

Jimmy Burnside

February 10, 2019

Both Kellie and I will be supporting the family in prayer. Kevin’s smile is contagious 🙏

Denise Mcnerney

February 10, 2019

I remember fishing at north park and going to drive in movies with kevin jack judi joni and janet.
He always made us laugh.
Love to you Dara and the Rychcik family