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Rich Czarny

January 2, 1971 - July 9, 2014
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When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Rich was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. Everyone acquainted with Rich knew him as a well-respected man who was a stable force in his community.       Rich was born on January 2, 1971 at Burlington Memorial Hospital in Burlington WI. He was celebrated for being the first baby born in Burlington that year. His parents are Alfred and Rose Czarny. Rich was raised in Burlington, WI. Even as a youngster, Rich learned to be objective and decisive. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that he carried with him throughout his life.       As a young boy, Rich was able to put his natural abilities to work. He has an older sister Karen and two older brothers John and Ken. Rich had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, however he always "encouraged" his siblings to get started on planning for events sooner. Definitely not a "last minute" person!       Rich's matter-of-fact...
When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Rich was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. Everyone acquainted with Rich knew him as a well-respected man who was a stable force in his community.

      Rich was born on January 2, 1971 at Burlington Memorial Hospital in Burlington WI. He was celebrated for being the first baby born in Burlington that year. His parents are Alfred and Rose Czarny. Rich was raised in Burlington, WI. Even as a youngster, Rich learned to be objective and decisive. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that he carried with him throughout his life.

      As a young boy, Rich was able to put his natural abilities to work. He has an older sister Karen and two older brothers John and Ken. Rich had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, however he always "encouraged" his siblings to get started on planning for events sooner. Definitely not a "last minute" person!

      Rich's matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. As a young boy, Rich enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. Rich took part in baseball, football and he was a Cub Scout.

     A logical and focused thinker, Rich was always good at following directions and meeting his schedules, whether they were set by his teachers or were self-imposed. Rich’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” He graduated from Burlington High School in 1989.

      Rich’s practical work ethic carried over into his college years. His logical mind permitted him to work hard without succumbing to the usual distractions of college life. He would tackle an assignment and work through it before moving onto the next project. Rich’s orderly nature gave way to establishing personal study habits and procedures that not only helped him stay on track but often put him ahead of schedule. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts from University of Wisconsin, River Falls. His favorite course was political science.

      Rich was sociable and approachable. Because he was always so straightforward in how he approached relationships, friends and family knew that what they saw was always what they got. He enjoyed the camaraderie of being with a group of friends. When Rich was a member of a group, his interaction worked to keep the others grounded. He wasn’t afraid to confront his friends and, when necessary, he challenged them to stick to the task at hand. Those close to Rich came to expect his high standards of performance. While growing up, his best friend was Doug. Later in life, he stayed friends with Doug and became friends with Joe Volpe, and many others. He was loyal friend forever!

      An objective and conscientious individual, Rich reveled in the security of his family. One of Rich’s most endearing qualities was his uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and his unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for his family and friends. Since June 30, 2012 he has been in a relationship with the love of his life Lora Caindec.

      Rich was ever watchful of his children. He worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. He maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. Rich would give his stamp of approval to their requests, as long as he could see how they might benefit. He also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that his children were properly raised. Rich was blessed with one step-son Brandon Carroll and three future step-children, Weston, Chase and Lila Caindec.

      Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Rich was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, Rich was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. He worked cooperatively and expected the same from his colleagues. In both his personal and professional environments, Rich upheld his standards. His primary occupation was as a Television Engineer. He was employed for fifteen years at KLAS Channel 8. Rich was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”

      Rich approached his leisure time in the same manner that he approached his life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, he appreciated the hours he was able to devote to his various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were family gatherings, politics, video games, traveling, and attending sporting events. Rich was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Playing by the rules was a natural thing for Rich to do in life and that carried over to his enjoyment of sports. In high school, Rich played baseball and football. He also was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were baseball and hockey. Rich's favorite teams were the LA Dodgers and the Chicago Blackhawks.

            A civic-minded person, Rich was usually ready to jump in and help with community activities. He was the type of person who could masterfully organize events and projects and then see to it that they were run in an efficient and timely manner. Politically, Rich covered Nevada Legislative sessions for Channel 8. During these years, Rich applied his analytical intellect to problem solving and so was an asset on most assignments.

Faith was important to Rich and he held high moral standards. As a child he attended Immaculate Conception, St Mary's Catholic Church in Burlington, WI where he received his First Holy Communion. He was so honored and proud to be his niece Rachel's godfather.

      When it came time to travel or take a vacation, Rich used his scheduling expertise to make sure everyone and everything was ready to go. He took great joy in planning vacations, handling all the details and ensuring everything down to the last detail was perfect. Favorite vacations included Disneyworld, Cruises and Hawaii.

      Rich was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Rich’s favorites was Buddy, a Shih-Tzu dog. They were best friends for three years. His family was rounded out by Murphy, a Yorkshire Terrier.

      Rich passed away on July 9, 2014 at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada from complications from an unexpected blood clot. He is survived by his parents Alfred and Rose Czarny; his siblings Karen, John and Ken Czarny; his speical sister Jolly Waukau; nephew Ryan Czarny and niece Rachel Czarny; his significant other Lora Caindec; his stepson Brandon Carroll and his future step-children Weston, Chase and Lila Caindec. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nevada. Services will also be held in Wisconsin at a later date.

      All who knew him would agree that Rich was a pillar of the community. He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground. He had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in his thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives.

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"Rich was my rock of dependability and friendship in college. I am so incredibly sad for the loss his loved one's are facing right now. Lora, I don't know..." Tammy Moore (Excelsior, MN)

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