Richard A. Cyr Sr., 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla., under the care of Hospice at Peace River Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Arsene Thomas and Alida Blanche (nee DuBois) Cyr.
Richard Served honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army, then continued his dedication for working for over 40 years for IBM, and retired as an executive. He married his beautiful bride of 63 years on Sept. 9, 1950, and was blessed with eight children. Richard retired to Punta Gorda in January 1994, and he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Punta Gorda.
He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; son, Richard A. (Dianne ) Cyr Jr. of Manassas, Va., Christian Louis Cyr of Saugerties, N.Y., and Ronald Lee Cyr of Palm Bay, Fla.; daughters, Victoria Lynn Cyr of Fishkill, N.Y., Valerie Ann (William) Landell of Marlton, N.J., Lisa Carol (Scott) Lang of Woodstock, Ill., Melissa Carol (Howard) Vallimont of Woodstock, Ga., and Janice Leigh (Dave) Morgan of New Paltz, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren, Trey, Christian, Christine, Amy, Billy, Ashley, Danny, Whitney, Cassandre, Laura, Michael, Megan Elizabeth, Jessica, Megan Lynn, Alicia, Ryan, Kyle, Kerry and Shane; and seven great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Wilfrid and Raymond; and sister, Dorothy.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda. The family also will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the Funeral Service at noon Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Army Honors to follow. Cremation will be private at Charlotte Memorial Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Faith Lutheran Church of Punta Gorda.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery.