Richard A. ‘Captain Rich’ Suleski Jr.

Our beloved son, Richard A. "Captain Rich" Suleski Jr., is gone doing what he loved. Rich died Saturday, June 16, 2007, on the bike trail, at 35 years of age. He had so many adventures in his short life on earth. He was a Merchant Marine at 19 years of age, taking him to the Persian Gulf. He was a Realtor, worked for the Salvation Army and was a riverboat captain on a steamboat, the Julia Belle Swain. At age 25, he bicycled all 48 states. Rich self published his own book "Ten Thousand Miles of America." He had a pod cast called "The Dairy Air Good Time Hour." Finally, he was a student and security guard at Carroll College, working to complete his degree in journalism in 2008. We will all miss his great sense of adventure and humor.

He will be missed by his dad, Richard Suleski Sr., and his mom, Sharon Suleski. He was also the kind brother of his special sister, Sherry "The Berry"; brother of Sally Newbury (the best man in her life); the two pas’, Lloyd and Doris Pundsack; and all the relatives and friends who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Rich will be held from 1 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 20, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to Rich’s two favorite charities: the Salvation Army, Waukesha branch, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53186; or the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233.

Rich always said he found God in nature, now he is on his last great adventure where he will surely find God.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary, directions or to leave a card of condolence, please visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com or call 542-6609