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Rydell, Maury J.

Maury J. Rydell of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Oct. 15, 2017, at Menorah Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Graveside services were held Oct. 17 at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Maury was born in Zagorze, Poland, to the late Shimon and Rachel Rydelnik. His family moved to Bedzin, Poland. Maury survived four concentration camps during the Holocaust by sewing uniforms for the Nazis in the Rosner Factory. In 1945, Maury moved to Marktoberdorf, Germany, then two years later moved to Munich with his brother and sisters. In 1949, Maury moved to New York City, working in Brooklyn at Grossman Clothing Store doing alterations.

Kansas City became Maury’s home where he and his wife, Eva, raised their family. He became a citizen of the United States. Working at Fashionbilt Garment Company for over 30 years, he started as a machine operator and was soon promoted to a quality control manager. While watching the news, sports and live concerts on TV all night long, he also kept up with his grandchildren and extended family’s sports, travels and activities. Maury loved his family. 

Maury is preceded in death by his sisters Cesia, Hanna Sukiennik and Jean Saionz; and brothers Jolek and Milton. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years Eva, son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Marcy Rydell of Overland Park, Kansas; and daughter and son-in-law Suzy and Steve Weinstein of St. Louis, Missouri. He adored his five grandchildren: Adam, Alyssa and Kaity Rydell, and Jake and Alexa Weinstein; nieces and nephews: Simon (Lynne) Saionz, Carol Rydell (Gary Langston), Jana (Sam) Fisherowitz, Valerie (Mark) Gerstein, Ian (Wendy) Snitz and numerous loving family members worldwide. 

Condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Congregation Beth Shalom, the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the Menorah Medical Center’s caring physicians, ER and ICU staff.