Worcester – Retired Worcester Police Lieutenant, Raymond F. Cybulski, 87 of Worcester passed away peacefully in his hom3e Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, surrounded by the family he loved so much, after a period of declining health.
Ray was born in Worcester, a son of the late Frank and Julia (Wylegala) Cybulski. He graduated from St Mary's High School, earned his degree from Worcester Junior College, and furthered his education by taking courses at Quinsigamond Community and Babson College. He lived here all his life.
He is survived by the family he loved so much and who loved him: his devoted wife and partner of the past 63 years, Dorothy (Gagner) Cybulski; his children, Diane and Gerald “Jerry” Grande of Shrewsbury, Dr. Raymond Cybulski Jr., and Becky Pollastrini of San Diego Calif.; a granddaughter, Lauren- and a great-grandson- Silas; his sister, Phyllis Haire of Worcester; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A brother, Jack Cybulski, predeceased him.
Raymond was a member of the Worcester Police Department for over 33 years, retiring as a lieutenant of the BCI unit in 1981, and was honored with a Police Citation for Bravery.
He was a member of the Retired Worcester Police and Fire Fighters Association, the Worcester Police Relief, the Massachusetts Police Association, the Adelphi Council Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury, and the Greendale Retired Men's Club. Ray was also an accomplished golfer and held a private pilot's license for many years.
Ray's funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 27, from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd., Shrewsbury. Burial will be held Tuesday in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, Winchendon. Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Sunday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Ray's name may be made to the Veterans of Central Massachusetts Shelter, 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01609.