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Richard A. Twardoski

October 31, 1953 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 68)

Richard “Ricky” A. Twardoski, age 68, of Okawville, IL, born on October 31, 1953, in East St. Louis, IL, died on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in Marion IL. 

Rick was a beloved father. He was also an Air Force veteran and then became a Coast Guard Auxiliary member later in life. He worked in the Automotive Industry for over 30 years in various roles such as sales, finance, and mechanics. He loved to travel and lived as a snowbird in Key West, FL during many winters where he would sail and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. He was very much a people person and loved to meet new people to learn about their history and life. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pauline, nee Majkut, Twardoski; his four brothers: Sonny, Paul J., Bobby, Jimmy Twardoski; his brothers-in-law, Frank Frawley, Lee "Buddy" McNatt, Joe Willyerd and Jess Henson; a niece, Debbie Henson; and his nephews, Paul John "Moochie" McNatt and Kyle Sherrill.

Surviving is his life partner of the last 18 years, Debbie May-Thomas; daughters, Kristi Grubbs (Kevin) of St Louis, MO, Pauline Twardoski and Elizabeth Ferry (Matt) of Waterford, MI, Cassandra Ask (Steve) of O’Fallon, IL; step-son, Justin Tabet (Kathryn) of O’Fallon, IL; grandchildren, Corey Twardoski and Cameron Grubbs of St Louis, MO; sisters, Irene Henson of Lakewood, CA, Dorothy Frawley of Belleville, IL, Judy Willyerd of New Baden, IL, Barbara McNatt of Fairmont City, IL, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL.   

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
December 29, 2021

7:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights

Memorial Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairview Heights)

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