Robert F. Nycz of Hermiston was born December 26, 1935 in West Allis, Wisconsin the son of Bruno and Ruby (Bennett) Nycz. He passed away at his home on December 24, 2020 at the age of 84.
Robert grew up and attended school in West Allis, Wisconsin. He then served in the US Army in Korea for three years. After his discharge from the Army, he traveled to Portland, Oregon to visit a family member. While in Portland, he met Daphene Carper Horton and the couple were united in marriage in Wallowa, Oregon on August 6, 1957.
Robert then joined the Air Force and was stationed in New Mexico, France and Kansas. He served a total of eight years before his honorable discharge. He then returned to Oregon with his family, then back to Wisconsin. Then in 1978, his family moved to Hermiston, Oregon where he has resided since. He worked as a guard at the Umatilla Army Depot until the depot closed and he retired.
Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, photography, drawing, being a CB radio operator and watching cartoons. He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by wife Daphene on July 12, 2020; his parents; son, Brian; brother, Fred and a sister, Carol.
He is survived by his children, Teresa Mathia, Julie Evans, RoxAnne (Steve) Wynne, Karen (Dennis) Borman, David (Koi) Nycz and Michael Nycz; twenty five grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and many extended family members.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 5, 2020 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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