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Richard F. Scheyd

October 16, 1958 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

Richard “Rick” Francis Scheyd of Berlin, CT, passed away at the age of 63 on February 1, 2022 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He passed peacefully while surrounded by his family at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT.

Rick was born on October 16, 1958 in New Britain, CT to the late Eleanor (Schussler) Schumann and Joseph F. Scheyd of Berlin, CT.  Rick attended Berlin High School where he met the love of his life Amanda “Mandy” Jorsey and graduated in 1977. He began his career at Earl H. Wicklund, Inc., where he became a skilled carpenter, a craft sought by many, until his retirement in 2019.  Rick’s greatest pride was in the successes of his children, Michael and Alyssa, always sharing their many accomplishments with his community of friends.

Rick was a member of the Italian Political Independent Club of Berlin where he enjoyed bocce, golf and cards leagues, especially with his life-long partner-in-crime and older brother, Ron.  Rick lived to be at the family lake house in Holland, MA, where he spent many days with close friends and family.  He also had a passion for both horse racing and auto racing, visiting many tracks throughout the country.  Rick’s favorite annual trip was to Saratoga with Mandy, his life-long best friend Vincent Pagano, and his wife Gail.  Rick followed NASCAR all of his life, but took a special interest in Ryan Preece’s racing career.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mandy, son Michael and his wife Olivia, daughter Alyssa and her fiancé Jack Ayers, and the beloved family dog, Sage. Rick leaves behind his brothers, Ronald and wife Kristine Scheyd, Joe and wife Sally Scheyd, all of Berlin, and his sister-in-law Susan Scheyd of Newington, CT. He is also survived by Rita Scheyd of Berlin, his parents-in-law David and Lorraine Jorsey of East Berlin, along with many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rick is preceded in death by his mother Eleanor and her husband Roger Schumann, his father Joseph F. Scheyd, and his brother Gary Scheyd.

Rick’s family is eternally grateful for the many acts of kindness and support shown by family and friends during his journey.  Rick’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to the medical teams at Dana Farber Cancer Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Penn Medicine’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center, and Hartford HealthCare / The Hospital of Central Connecticut for their wonderful care. 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 8th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a small reading at the Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/Porters, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, CT 06037.

In lieu of flowers, Rick’s family asks that donations be made to the J. Fletcher Lab Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to support Dr. Jonathan Fletcher’s Sarcoma research. Memorial gifts can be made online at www.bwhgiving.org or checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with “in memory of Rick Scheyd” in the memo line, and sent to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116.

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Services

Calling Hours
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Erickson-Hansen of Berlin/Porters
111 Chamberlain Hwy
Kensington, CT 06037

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

6:00 PM
Erickson-Hansen of Berlin/Porters
111 Chamberlain Hwy
Kensington, CT 06037

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