Richard Cibroski

October 4, 2019 A Devoted Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle and Most Importantly, Pop-Pop

Richard Cibroski, age 84 of Hockessin, DE (formerly of Lake Placid, FL, Landenberg, PA, and Philadelphia, PA) died on Friday October 4, 2019 at Jenner’s Pond surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Philadelphia in 1935 to August and Bridget Cibroski, who immigrated from Germany and Ireland.

Richard was in the Air Force until he was honorably discharged to return home to care for his family when his father became ill. He was always a caretaker throughout his life. Richard was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, Uncle and most importantly, Pop-Pop. He was loving and supportive and never wanted praise or recognition. He made everyone feel like they were part of his family and he lived for bragging about everyone’s accomplishments, activities and interests.

Richard was a machinist at PECO Nuclear Power Plant in Peach Bottom, where he proudly worked beside his son, Dan. He was proud to attend the Quarter Century Banquet with him for those who have worked more than 25 years at the company. After retiring from PECO, Richard worked for Jennersville Hospital, delivering for the pharmacy. He often had the special job of delivering organs to other hospitals for organ donations.

Richard was a long-time member of Assumption BVM Parish in West Grove, PA and St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid, FL. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus and the NRA.

Richard was a fan of newspapers, crosswords, watching the Eagles and Westerns, going to musicals, getting Wa-Wa coffee and going out to breakfast. He was the chairman of his family’s annual Crab Feast and he loved all things Irish.

Richard is survived by his daughter Erin Chretien and her husband Tim, son Dale Martino and his wife Donna, daughter Diane Sitler and her husband Todd, son Danny Martino and his wife Ginny, and son Domenic Martino and his wife Cindy. He was the proud Pop-Pop of Cody and Cole Chretien, Dale and Dylan Martino, Todd (Lucy) Sitler and Lauren (Mike) Hester, Ryan and Jordan Martino, Domenic Martino, and Danielle (Curt) Minton. He was happy to have been able to get a chance to meet his great-granddaughter, Emma Minton. He is also survived by his siblings, brother James Cibroski, devoted sister Helen Courtney, and many nieces and nephews. Richard is preceded in death by his loving wife Diane whom he missed for many years. He is also preceded by his parents August and Bridget and his sister Catherine Bayne.

You are invited to visit with Richard’s family and friends from 5:30 pm-8 pm (at 7:30pm there will be a short time of sharing and reflection) on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rosehill Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. On Saturday, October 12, 2019, a short visitation will take place from 9-9:45am, followed by a funeral mass at Assumption BVM Parish, 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to The Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. PO Bo. 382154 Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8154 (

Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

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October 10, 2019 5:30PM to 7:30PM Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rosehill Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Sharing and Reflection

October 10, 2019 7:30PM to 8:00PM Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rosehill Road
West Grove, PA 19390


October 12, 2019 9:00AM to 9:45AM Assumption BVM Parish
300 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Funeral Mass

October 12, 2019 10:00AM Assumption BVM Parish
300 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390




  1. I met Rich through work, he was a good role model for new Machinists and a good friend. I spoke with him in May at the Quarter Century Dinner and he remembered me. My sincere condolences to his Family.

    John Burt

    John Burt | October 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM
  2. I will always remember how quickly Richard accepted Tim into his family. Even though he was losing his little girl, he was happy because he could see how happy Erin had become. That’s what a loving Dad he was. God bless Richard and grant him eternal rest.

    Ron Chretien

    Ron Chretien | October 10, 2019 at 4:55 PM
  3. Dear Erin and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He loved you all so very much. May he rest in peace.

    Paula, Rich and Jeremy Lawlar | October 10, 2019 at 4:36 PM
  4. I was sad to hear of the passing of Rich. I worked with him at the utility off and on through my career. He was a great machinist and and all around nice person. Always ready to laugh and never seemed to let anything bother him. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

    Robert Kropp | October 9, 2019 at 2:21 PM
  5. Sorry to hear about Rich passing. Always enjoyed seeing and talking with him in West Grove when our paths would cross.
    He had a dry sense of humor and always made me laugh when we would sit together at the Knights of Columbus meetings.
    He was very helpful with the Knights and with St. Mary’s church activities in West Grove. Be at peace knowing his work is done
    and he is in heaven today. RIP Rich.

    Michael J Conner | October 9, 2019 at 12:12 PM
  6. We were blessed to have shared many holidays with “Uncle Richard”. We all loved him and wewill miss him. He was a sweet, kind, loving gentleman. RIP Uncle Richard with heartfelt sympathy from the entire HRITZ Family.

    Veronica Hritz | October 8, 2019 at 12:16 PM
  7. Well miss you Rich. Crabs in your honor. Oh yea birthday cake too.

    The McGoughs | October 8, 2019 at 1:07 AM
  8. He was the best Uncle and Godfather a girl could ask for. And he had the best earlobes which I used to rub when I was a baby.

    Donna Levinson | October 7, 2019 at 6:48 PM
  9. He was the best brother. He will be missed by many people who loved him. I will always remember the lunches we had when I came to Pennsylvania and the breakfasts we had in Lake Placid, FL.

    Helen Courtney | October 7, 2019 at 6:45 PM
  10. When ever we went out to eat he chose the best places to go. He always loved me and my brother and whenever we made him pictures he always wanted to hang them up. He always wanted us to be safe and not break his furniture. He was the best pop-pop.

    Cody Chretien | October 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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