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Richard Szumilewicz

May 31, 1923 November 1, 2011
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Richard Szumilewicz passed away at his home in Gold Beach on November 1, 2011. He was 88. Richard was born May 31, 1923 in Radom, Poland to Jan and Irena (Chrzanowska) Szumilewicz. He grew up there and served in the Polish Army during WWII. Following the war, Richard attended and graduated from Warsaw University with a master’s in Architectural Design. Richard married Krystyna Cybulska in 1948 in Poland. His early career was in designing exhibitions in Warsaw before he moved to the US in 1978. He lived in the San Francisco Bay area and Chicago before retiring to Gold Beach in 1995. Richard enjoyed walks on the beach, mushroom hunting and photography. Survivors include his son, Dr. Mark Szumilewicz of Texas and daughter, Magda Druzdzel of Gold Beach, sister, Danuta of Poland, grandchildren, Amy, Adriana, Maya and Kai. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Krystyna in 2009. At his request, no ceremony will be held.

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