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September 22, 2011

Cecil Rybak of Tyler Hill, PA died unexpectedly at the Geisinger Medical Center on September 12, 2011. He was 57.

He was the son of Joan (Abraham) Rybak and the late Arthur Rybak of Tyler Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Eliece (Olver) Rybak; sister Laurel Ann Flowers, niece Brandi Flowers; children Stuart and wife Elizabeth (Harkin) Rybak of Damascus, PA; Miriam (Rybak) McCarthy and husband Matthew of Lexington, NC, Joseph and wife Tricia (Goetzmann) Rybak of Clemmons, NC and Charity (Rybak) Cleary and husband Jayson of Summerville, SC; grandchildren Hannah Rybak, Mitchell Rybak, Isaiah, Owen and Creedon McCarthy and Grayson Rybak.

Cecil was a dairy farmer all his life, taking over the Cecil Abraham Farm in Tyler Hill, PA when he was 19. He had a love for horses since he was very young, but his greatest love and deepest affection was for his family. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Damascus and chairman of the board for the church and its school, Damascus Christian Academy. He loved greeting visitors at church and always had a ready smile and hand shake for people he met wherever he was. Cecil’s trust was in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Micah 6:8 says: “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.” Words cannot express how deeply he was loved and how profoundly he will be missed.

The funeral services were at First Baptist Church of Damascus on Friday, September 16. Internment was in the Overlook Cemetery.

Donations can be sent to Damascus Christian Academy Scholarship Fund, PO Box 71, Damascus, PA 18415; or Dave Olver Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Fred Stanton, 628 Grove St. , Honesdale, PA 18431.