A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf followed by a service, with military honors, at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Due to current events face masks are strongly requested for those in attendance. Dick's graveside service may be witness by joining this zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78956266169?pwd=blUyRytoWHVXcW5pNkxZQUlXTWI4Zz09 with password pribyl. Dick died on March 23, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. According to Dick’s wishes cremation rites have taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Parish (https://www.sjvbett.org/contact) or the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (https://qcso.org/support/make-a-gift/)
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 in Cicero, Illinois. This past February they celebrated their 50th anniversary.
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, was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears, and 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.
Among those left to cherish Dick’s memory are his wife, Rita; his son Rich (Rattana); grandchildren: Riya, Ronan, Reagan; Patricia Pribyl (mother); siblings: Sybil (David) Miller, Patti Pribyl, Tom (Eileen) Pribyl, and Matthew (Laura) Pribyl; a brother-in-law, Tom (Karen) Borow, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.