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Richard J. Pribyl, Jr.

June 23, 1949 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 70)


Richard Joseph “Dick” Pribyl, Jr., 70, of Bettendorf, died peacefully Monday, March 23, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf surrounded by his family.  Keeping with Dick’s wishes cremation rites have taken place and a Memorial Mass will take place at a later date at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf followed by burial with military honors at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Parish ( or the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (

Dick was born on June 23, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, son of Patricia (Moran) and Richard J. Pribyl, Sr.  He attended the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  Following his service in the Army, Dick earned his MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Dick was united in marriage to Rita Borow on February 8, 1970 in Cicero, Illinois.  This past February they celebrated 50 years of marriage and memories together.

Dick retired in 2009 after over 30 years of dedicated civilian service with the Department of the Army at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Dick enjoyed playing golf, achieving a hole-in-one at Highland Springs (Rock Island) with the Arsenal Tin Cup League, of which he served as president for many years.   He was a wine connoisseur and always enjoyed sharing a fine cabernet with family and friends.  Dick’s Chicago roots made him an avid fan of the Cubs and Bears.  He also rooted for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Dick and Rita were active in Holy Family School and Assumption High School.  He enjoyed their gourmet and euchre groups and made many dear friends who became family.   

Those left to cherish Dick’s memory are his wife, Rita, son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Rattana; grandchildren: Riya, Ronan, Reagan;  mother, Patricia Pribyl, Moraga, CA; siblings: Sybil (David) Miller, Granite Bay, CA, Patti Pribyl Moraga, CA, Tom (Eileen) Pribyl, Encinitas, CA, and Matthew (Laura) Pribyl, San Diego, CA; a brother-in-law, Tom (Karen) Borow, Winfield, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.


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