Richard P. Yurek, a longtime Wilmington resident passed away peacefully at his home, December 30, 2019. He was 79. Richard was the beloved husband of Ann L. (Galloway) Yurek and together they shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Boston, Richard was the son of the late Louis and Anna (Brunick) Yurek.
Richard was raised in Roxbury and Dorchester where he attended school. He proudly served in the United States Navy on board the USS Boston CAG-1 guided missile cruiser. When he returned home from the service he began his career as a talented machinist and worked for the H.K. Porter Industries in Somerville for more than twenty years. When not working, Richard enjoyed model ship building, stamp collecting and in more recent years he enjoyed PC gaming. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and was a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol for a period of time.
In addition to his beloved wife, Ann. Richard is survived by his children; Joseph Yurek of Wilmington, Michael Yurek and his wife Melissa of Deerfield, NH, Edward Yurek and his wife Susan of Bath, ME, and Steven Yurek and his loving companion Lisa of Beverly. He was the loving grandfather of Brian, Rebecca, Sara-Ann, Emily, Eden, and Joy Yurek, Patrick and Karen Yurek. Loving great grandfather of Aria and Micah Snow, Madeline and Victor Yurek. Cherished brother of Patricia Shea and Mary Yurek, both of Abington, and the late Louis Yurek.
A funeral service will be conducted, Monday, January 6th, at 12 p.m. in the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 374 Main St., WILMINGTON. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Local Heroes Inc. P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887 or The Wilmington, MA Patrolmen's Assoc. 1 Adelaide St., Wilmington, MA 01887.