Richard “Ric” Yurczyk, age 67 of Berlin, CT passed away peacefully on Jan. 6th, 2019 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Loving son of the late Daniel and Mary Corsini Yurczyk.  He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maryann (Pisacano) Yurczyk, beloved daughter Deanna Yurczyk and adored grandson Michael A. Yurczyk.  Sweet Brother of Laura Yurczyk and Louise Lupone of Clinton, and nephew to two aunts Marie Corsini of Guilford and Jean Yurczyk of West Haven.  Ric was a graduate of WHHS and received his B.S. degree from the University of New Haven in Occupational Safety and Health.  He worked for OSHA in Albany, NY for 22 years and most recently worked in the Hartford office, where he retired from in December 2016.  He loved music from a very young age and was an accomplished pianist and accordionist, from age 9 to 16 was nationally champion taking home 1st place in the National Accordion Association for those 8 years.  Ric loved the beach and ocean where he spent time boating with friends going to Block Island and most of all is a proud Pop- Pop watching his grandson’s soccer games.  Ric will be missed by all who loved him. 

The visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue.  His funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 Thursday morning.  A Funeral Service will be conducted in the First Congregational Church, 23 South Main Street, Wallingford at 11:00.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.