William C. Rybak
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from September 21
to September 22, 2012
77, of Jamesville, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family
and care givers after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate
of Blodgett Vocational High School and received his Master’s Degree
in Physical Education from Syracuse University.
Billy was a well known southpaw for V.O., S.U., the New York State League,
and went on to pitch for the Dodger organization. Serving in the U.S.
Marine Corps influenced all aspects of Bill’s later life. William
retired after 35 years with the S.C.S.D. As a physical education teacher
and a COACH, spending most of his professional career at Clary School
on Syracuse’s Southside.
Bill was an avid boater, hunter, and fisherman enjoying great times with
his brother John, and his buddy, Rudy Tomasik.. Bill was a member of the
Syracuse Pistol Club and two R.C. Flying Clubs- The Voltaires and the
Oneida Lake Flyers. He helped to deliver Meals on Wheels for FM-JD.
Bill was predeceased
by his parents William C. Rybak and Mary Maryo Rybak, and his first wife
Peggy Stiner Rybak.
He is survived by his wife, June Thomas Rybak, his brothers David (Judy)
Rybak and John (Sharon) Rybak, brother-in-law David (Cathy) Thomas, sisters-in-law
Julie (Vera) Thomas and Jodi (Lin) Thomas. Bill had a very special relationship
with his many nephews: David (Kim) Rybak, Andrew Rybak, Michael Rybak,
Kevin Rybak, Joshua Thomas, Scott Thomas, Glenn Phillips, Brad (Helen)Jenne,
Brian (Marie) Gauthier, and Jeff (Kim) Jackson. Bill is also survived
by his beloved schnauzer, Zena.
Bill and his family were very blessed to have the help and support of
his “team” of angels during the last months of his life: Marion
Boshane, Erin Cook, Lindsay Gonyea, Michelle Petit, Michelle Spier, Tammy
Wiggins, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of C.N.Y.
Calling hours: Sunday 2 to 5 PM Hollis Funeral Home, 1105 W, Genesee St.,
Funeral Services: Monday 10 AM in The Church of St. Michael and St. Peter,
Burial with Honors St John’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
Family requests instead of flower please consider donations to FM-JD Meals
on Wheels, PO Box 72, Manlius, NY 13104 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh
North St., Liverpool, NY 13088-3148 in Bill’s name.