Richard H. Hynicka, 87, formerly of 1003 Orchid Way, Mountville, died May 2, 2013. He was born on May 13, 1925. He was a resident of the Mennonite Retirement Community, a caring, loving home away from home: Thank You. He was the husband of Anne M. Dickey Hynicka for 65 years. Richard was the son of the late Thomas and Nellie Gast Hynicka and he lived his entire life in Lancaster County. A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, Class of 1943, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was employed by RCA for 38 years and retired from being the Lancaster site plant manager. He enjoyed being active and immersed himself with intramural baseball, basketball, bowling, home remodeling, ponies and horses, Black Angus steer, sheep and a menagerie of interesting fowl. In 1992, he designed and supervised the construction of his retirement home at 1003 Orchid Way and enjoyed it for 20 years. He also maintained his wife's childhood Dickey homestead farm of six generations, "Belfast", located in Berlin. He volunteered in his community as President of the PTA for Mountville Elementary School, Mountville Borough Councilman and served on the committee to manage the Froelich Community Park and Pool. He provided and maintained a ball field for local youth who did not participate on the organized community baseball teams. He taught the senior high Sunday school class and led the Youth Fellowship at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He later attended Grace Baptist Church. He always made time to support his sons' many activities. He will be sorely missed. Surviving in addition to his wife, three sons: Robert Richard Hynicka, Taylors, S.C.; Robin Michael Hynicka, Philadelphia and Steven Franklin Hynicka, Mountville. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters: Dorothy Hartman, Lancaster; Margaret Rutt, Aurora, Colo., and Betty Overly, Lititz, and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by one sister: Ruth Bare and one brother: Walter Hynicka. The funeral service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main St., Mountville, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. with his son, Rev. Robin M. Hynicka, officiating. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., from 10 to 11 a.m. Please omit flowers. Donations in Richard's name may be directed to: Mennonite Home Promise Partner Fund, (Memorial Care), 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 or the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To send an online condolence, visit: workmanfuneralhomes.com. “The Lord is my Shepherd”
Richard H. Hynicka, 87, formerly of 1003 Orchid Way, Mountville
Hynicka (May 6, 2013)
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