Robert Richard Rykiel, retired draftsman

September 15, 2020

Robert Richard Rykiel, 71, of Lewes passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.  He was born April 3, 1949, in Wilmington, son of the late  Walter and Mary Kowalczwk Rykiel.

Mr. Rykiel's career for many years was working as a draftsman in the surveying industry as the owner of Coast Survey in Lewes.

A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he had served in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient.

He loved spending time with his friends and staff at Grotto Grand Slam and enjoyed playing guitar and listening to ‘60s music.  However, he most enjoyed his time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife of  47 years, Judith Lynn Rykiel; daughter Holly Ross; and grandchildren Cody, Matthew and Jordan Ross.  He is also survived by his extended family on his wife's side. 

All services will be private.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Please visit  Mr. Rykiel's Life Memorial Webpage and sign the online guest book at



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