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Richard S. Gawronski

October 7, 1948 ~ January 30, 2016 (age 67)
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A candle was lit by Shari and Gene Campofiore on February 1, 2016 4:25 PM
Message from Shari Campofiore
February 1, 2016 4:32 PM

Deepest regrets during this most difficult time. Rich was a special friend who was always with a beautiful smile. His warm heart will remain in our memories of him. May the dear lord wrap his arms around him and bring him peace.
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A candle was lit by The Rich Bobinski Orchestra on February 1, 2016 4:48 PM
Message from The Rich Bobinski Orchestra
February 1, 2016 5:00 PM

Many prayers go out for Richie. Prayers and sincere sympathy to Anita and their whole family. Rich was a wonderful musician and a kind, gentle, and wonderful man and went many extra miles to help. He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will live forever in our hearts and he will always be on stage with RBO for as long as the band lasts. May God hold Rich safely in his arms. From Jim T., John C., Harv S., June I., Eddie Z., Lorraine M., Jim S., Paul B., Eddie B., Ed G., Greg S., Cheryl W., Janusz R. and the entire Rich Bobinski Orchestra Family.
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A candle was lit by Teri & Marty on February 1, 2016 6:20 PM
Message from Teri Arensman
February 1, 2016 6:22 PM

Thoughts and prayers going out to the entire family. Richie was a Great man, liked by everyone and will be missed.
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A candle was lit by Steve and Rhonda Saive on February 1, 2016 6:29 PM
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A candle was lit by Marty Swiatek on February 1, 2016 6:35 PM
Message from Rhonda & Steve Saive
February 1, 2016 6:35 PM

Anita,
Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
With our deepest condolences and sympathy ,
Rhonda & Steve Saive
Message from Marty Swiatek
February 1, 2016 6:49 PM

My deepest sympathy goes out to Anita Gawronski and family. Rich was a great friend that I had the privilege of knowing and being on stage with for many years.
Message from Jim,Lisa and Gina
February 1, 2016 7:00 PM

I am so sorry for your lose, Rich was such a great person and will be missed by many, are condolences Jim, Lisa and Gina.
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A candle was lit by Jim,Lisa and Gina on February 1, 2016 7:07 PM
Message from Karen Boyne (Rita's neice)
February 1, 2016 7:27 PM

Anita & Family.
So very sorry for your tremendous loss, may you find some comfort in the love and prayers from family and friends. I hope that all the fond memories shared will ease the hurt of your loss. I pray that you will feel the loving arms of God holding you and carrying you through this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Patty and Mike Killmer on February 1, 2016 7:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Elizabeth Lima on February 1, 2016 7:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Jim and Nancy Brooks on February 1, 2016 8:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Eleanor Nelson on February 1, 2016 8:21 PM
Message from Diane Agostini and the Ptaszek family
February 1, 2016 8:58 PM

Our deepest condolences to a wonderful person who played the accordian so well. Rich you made our dad, Joseph, so happy when he watched you play the accordian and we will never forget you. May you rest in peace.
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A candle was lit by The Ptaszek family on February 1, 2016 9:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Terri & David Goclowski on February 1, 2016 9:42 PM
Message from John and Melanie Bilancione and daughters
February 2, 2016 6:32 AM

Anita,
Sympathy to you and sorry for your loss. Although, we didn't really know you we knew RICH when John & I were teenagers! Odd thing is RICH came into my mind when I came across a picture from my graduation. I will share that with you at a later time. Until then I just wanted to say GOODBYE
Message from David Smedick
February 2, 2016 6:43 AM

Sorry to hear of Rich's passing. We will miss him in Myrtle Beach and the music from his van in the parking lot after golf.
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A candle was lit by Kelly, Jason, & Jocelyn Zver on February 2, 2016 7:14 AM
Message from Paul Zynosky
February 2, 2016 7:50 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Anita and family. Our thought and prayers going out to Anita in this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Cookie Ortiz on February 2, 2016 7:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Paul Zynosky on February 2, 2016 7:51 AM
Message from Cookie Ortiz
February 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Richard, may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Anita to help her through these rough times. I am sure that you will always be by her side spiritually.

God bless you and keep you.
Message from Paul E. Covaleski
February 2, 2016 8:00 AM

Met Rich about 6 years ago on my first Myrtle Beach trip. Got hooked up in his group the second day and had great times ever since. An added bonus was getting to golf with him in Vermont last year, We will miss the polka music blaring out of your mini van in the golf course parking lot after the rounds but we will still hear it in the sky.
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A candle was lit by June Sherry Ingram on February 2, 2016 8:36 AM
Message from June Sherry Ingram
February 2, 2016 8:43 AM

Sincere sympathy and prayers to Anita and Rich's whole family. Rich will be greatly missed by all who had the honor and privilege to have known him. His smile and wonderful personality would light up a whole room. His wonderful musicianship would fill a person's heart with joy. Rest in Peace, Richie.
Message from Spike Usher
February 2, 2016 10:24 AM

Rich has been going with our group of golfers to Myrtle Beach the last 10+ years. He has been an asset to our group with his story telling, funny jokes, and entertaining us with his accordion. He always had a smile and was willing to help anybody that needed it. A number of years ago while playing in our scramble tournament, he holed out a shot from 125 yards on a par 4 for an Eagle 2 for his four-some. Rich will be deeply missed by all of us on our golfing trips to Myrtle Beach and Vermont.
Message from Karen Romegialli
February 2, 2016 10:31 AM

My condolences go out to Rich's family and friends. I had the good fortune of knowing Rich through work. He fixed our Radiology equipment at the Bradley Campus. He always had a smile, story or joke. I wish he had more time on this earth to enjoy his retirement. Rich will be missed greatly by all, but will always be remembered fondly.
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A candle was lit by Mike & Vicky Brinius on February 2, 2016 10:33 AM
Message from Rose & Henry Will
February 2, 2016 11:04 AM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Anita and family on the loss of Rich. He will be missed as a friend and as a musician. Rose and Henry Will
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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 2, 2016

Your smile, your beautiful spirit and musical talents will always be remembered as the gift you left on earth. We cherished your friendship and were so blessed to have known you. We shall dance the polka again when we meet in heaven. God Bless you. Love, Karen & Steve Sztaba

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A candle was lit by Claire Patruno on February 2, 2016 2:10 PM
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A candle was lit by Grace Hennessey on February 2, 2016 4:12 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on February 2, 2016

Message from Ray and Nora Filewicz
February 2, 2016 6:55 PM

Uncle Rich you will be deeply missed, glad that we had a chance to spend this past hunting season together, and those memories and stories will remain in our hearts. Our hearts and prayers goes out to Anita and the whole Gawronski family. May you Polka your way through heaven.
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A TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was ordered on February 2, 2016

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A candle was lit by Frank iacobelli on February 2, 2016 7:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Ed Kamienski & family on February 2, 2016 8:36 PM
Message from Ed Kamienski & Family
February 2, 2016 8:49 PM

Our condolences and payers go out to Anita, all family members and friends. Richard will be solely missed but not forgotten by all of us. May he rest in peace.
Message from Bob & Betty Siwicki
February 2, 2016 9:21 PM

Sincere condolences go out to Anita and the entire family. You are all in our prayers. I had the pleasure of sharing the bandstand many times with Rich. He was truly a gentleman and a fine musician. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Rest in peace Rich.
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A GARDEN PATH was sent on February 3, 2016

Dear Anita... Please accept our deepest sympathy for your best friend and ours too.! Richie will always be in our heart as we know he will be in yours. Your mom was a very special lady to me as you had taken place to be my adopted daughter. Love you, Eddie & Jeannette

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A candle was lit by Karen Romano on February 3, 2016 10:31 AM
Message from M.H.
February 3, 2016 12:26 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. The Holy Bible promises that you will be with your loved one again on earth. John 5:28,29.
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A PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on February 3, 2016

Dear Anita & Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time. With deepest sympathy, Ray, Charlene, & Mark Barno

Message from Cindy and Tom Zak
February 3, 2016 5:34 PM

Anita,
We were so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and John and your family. So glad we had the chance to see both of you at the Christmas Show! Keeping you in our prayers. May he rest in peace. Cindy & Tom Zak
Message from Gertie and Ray Rutkowski
February 3, 2016 6:02 PM

Anita,
So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you & his family. We know that Rich will be smiling that smile with the Angels now! Rest in Peace, Richie!
Message from Sue Spang
February 3, 2016 7:32 PM

Rich was a great, soft spoken man that always had a smile! I would call him one of the 3 Muskateers when he, Tom and Jan would come to fix our equipment! Rich , you will be missed!
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A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent on February 3, 2016

We are sorry we could not be there. Our love and prayers are with you always. Rich will be deeply missed. Love, Butch & Katie Waltermeyer Eric Waltermeyer & Marie Dela Cueva Nicole & Mark,& Lucas Cox (God daughter)

Message from Darlene Fuller
February 3, 2016 8:22 PM

Anita ,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family . We will always remember all the good times we shared with Richie! May he rest in peace!

Darlene Fuller
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A TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was ordered on February 3, 2016

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A candle was lit by Roberta Zitzelsberger on February 4, 2016 10:17 AM
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A RAY OF SUNSHINE was ordered on February 4, 2016

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A candle was lit by Ray and Joanne Filewicz on February 4, 2016 4:30 PM
Message from Madeline Pafundi
February 4, 2016 5:00 PM

Dear Anita,
My deepest sympathy to you and Rich’s family. Though no words can ease your pain, may the memories of your loving husband and the love and support of your family and friends, bring you comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
Rest in Peace Rich. Love, Madeline
Message from Wanda Draskovic
February 4, 2016 6:47 PM

We have lost a kind, gentle man the Kingdom of GOD has gained a kind, gentle soul. I feel like I've known Rich forever. I am enriched for having known him even for this short time. He is in good hands. GOD BLESS.
Message from Helen & Charles Curtin
February 4, 2016 10:11 PM

Anita, our heartfelt condolences, thoughts, love & prayers are with you and family.
Richard was such a kind, loving gentleman & a great musician. He always had that welcoming smile. He is certainly going to be missed. May he rest peacefully in Polka Heaven. God Bless.
Message from Joni Zychowski Minehart
February 5, 2016 10:27 AM

Dear Anita, I was so very saddened to hear of Rich's passing and am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet you both and enjoy your company at Ocean Beach last year. Your love and care for each other was evident; I pray that this love shared over the years will console you in the coming months. May Rich's soul rest in peace. God bless you and your entire family.
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A candle was lit by Joni Zychowski Minehart on February 5, 2016 10:29 AM
Message from Millie Roman
February 5, 2016 10:52 AM

Although your world is shaken, God stands firm and holds you fast in His loving arms.
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A candle was lit by DINA AND TOM MUSANTE on February 5, 2016 1:16 PM
Message from The Graham Family
February 6, 2016 10:07 AM

So sorry for your loss.
Message from Sandette Raysor
February 7, 2016 7:11 AM

Anita, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time
Message from Tony Molinaro
February 8, 2016 8:09 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, Rick was a great guy with a big heart, he will be greatly missed.
Message from Anne M. Timko
February 8, 2016 10:22 AM

I knew Rich through the hospital. He was such a nice man--always smiling. May he rest in peace.
Message from Lowie
February 8, 2016 8:03 PM

So sorry to hear of your recent loss. Richard is a year younger than I am. It reminds one of our mortality. We have all lost someone to death and it leaves a void that cannot be filled. What assists in grieving is the realization that death does not end it all. I find comforting to read the words of our master Jesus Christ found in the Gospel by John. Those words can be found in your bible at John chapter five and verses 28,29. Jesus assures us that God hates death as we do and he will reverse that process by means of a resurrection. We have hope of seeing our loved ones again.
Message from Paul Knag
February 9, 2016 6:02 PM

Anita
I had planned to attend the funeral but the weather made it impossible.
I was so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. We wish you the very best in these difficult times.
Paul
Message from Cheryl Witek and Janusz Richards
February 11, 2016 8:27 PM

Dear Anita,
We were so saddened when we heard the news of Richie's passing. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you at this most difficult time and know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to the wonderful memories you've gathered over the years because "Memories Live Forever".
Richie was such a kind, warm man with a charismatic personality. He was so well respected in the polka industry and such a talented musician. We're going to miss him.
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