Richard Warren VanSyckel “Cycle” passed away on October 5 peacefully at Jefferson Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. 

Richard was born on November 16, 1949 in Salem County and was a lifelong resident of Penns Grove, NJ.  Richard was an army veteran that served in Germany during the Vietnam War. 

Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bobbi VanSyckel, his children Michael Worrell and Misty Boyd, son-in-law Lawrence Boyd, and grandchildren Brandon and Carter Boyd. 

 Richard was known for his avid pool playing at Rapps Pool Room, love of cars, and  knowledge of the craft at RB Tires.  He was always eager to lend a hand and help anyone in need.  Richard will be dearly missed by all that knew him. 

There will be a celebration of Richard’s life Saturday October 12th at the Penns Grove Elks Lodge located on 57 W Main Street in Penns Grove, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Salem County Humane Society on Game Creek Road in Carney’s Point, NJ. 

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Shared by David Boucher on October 12, 2019
When I was a young boy, there was this guy who lived next door. He was larger than life to me. Cooler than cool. Tough as they come, and was always kind to me. He was always working on his car or motorcycle, or throwing sticks in the river for his dogs.
My first real memory of Rich (Cycle) was one summer all the kids in the neighborhood had cool bikes. 10 speeds, bmx.. and I had a regular beach cruiser kind of bike. I really wanted a 10 speed... so, Rich spent a whole day tearing my bike apart, painting it black, clanging the seat and putting 10 speed handlebars on it. He made sure I had a cool bike. as I grew up, and over the years into adulthood, he wove through my life in so many important ways, always looking out for me and showing up on the spot whenever I needed him. No questions asked.... looking back,, there were so many times I called him because I didn’t know who else to call, and he always showed up.... so many good Rich stories over the years. I always tell them with a smile on my face ,and feeling proud of the way he treated me. As the years went by and life moved on. We didn’t see each other as often as we should have. (My fault) But he was and will always be an important part of my past. I’ll never be able to thank Him or Bobbie for the kindness they gave my family over the years. It truly is a blessing.
you will be missed Cycle..