SOUTHPORT — Joseph Robert Rysinski, age 98, of Southport, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Bob was born on January 10, 1923, in Jersey City, NJ, to the late John and Hilda Reynolds Rysinski.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Muriel Considine Rysinski, and a grandson Scott Rysinski. He is survived by his daughter Jane, wife of the late Ralph Dereshinsky of Bolivia, NC, his sons John (Sue) Rysinski of West Union, SC, Bob (Janice) Rysinski of Chesterfield, VA, Ray Rysinski of Southport NC. Bob graduated from Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT, in 1940. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WW II on the USS Fanning in the South Pacific. After the war, Bob worked as an engineer for the Cos Cob Power plant in Connecticut for 35 years.
After retirement, Bob and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland. He was an avid softball player, and was loved and admired by all for his generosity and willingness to help others. Bob and Muriel lived in CT for most of their lives and moved to Southport NC in 2006 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Grandpa will be missed by his eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
In leiu of flowers the family requests donations be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia NC 28422, and/or Meals on Wheels, The Southport Center, 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport, NC 28461. A memorial service for Mr. Rysinski will be held in Connecticut at a later date.