Cooksboro- Richard “Ric” J. Dworakowski Sr., 73, a longtime resident of Cooksboro, died suddenly Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at his residence, with his family by his side, following a brief illness.
Born in Troy, February 13, 1946, Ric was the son of the late Joseph M. and Helen M. (Raylinski) Dworakowski and for over 44 years the devoted husband of Mary (Herald) Dworakowski of Cooksboro who survives.
Ric grew up on the family farm in Clifton Park and was a graduate of Shenendahowa High School.
For several years he was employed as a carpenter by the former Ricardi Electric of Troy and worked helping to build the Brunswick Apartments. For a short time he owned and operated R&M Contracting of Cooksboro. More recently he has been employed as a carpenter for over 20 years at Interstate Laminate Company in Poestenkill. He retired in November 2017.
Ric was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle and in his quiet time enjoyed gardening, watching the birds and wildlife in his yard and spending time with his wife and family.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Ric is survived by his children, Renay Dworakowski and Jeff Coonan, Heather Dworakowski and Jean-Paul Jones, Jessica Dworakowski and Bill Antalek Jr., Kristopher and Dannie Dworakowski, Elisa Towne and Richard J. and Veronica Dworakowski Jr., two young ladies he loved as his own, Dawn Bornt and Deanna Hansen, two bothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Theresa Dworakowski and Edward and Michele Dworakowski,sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Debby and Butch Crandall and the late Ronny Herald, grandchildren, with one more on the way, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother in law Jean Riley Herald Kobasa.
A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Anthony Ligato at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Wynantskill. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Church on Saturday, from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. prior to the Mass.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to St. Jude the Apostle, 43 Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198 in memory of Ric Dworakowski Sr.
Funeral service details are under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY-7, Raymertown, NY 12180.