Richard Kenneth Mackowsky

April 1st, 2024

Richard Kenneth Mackowsky, 86, of Philadelphia passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years Mildred (83). Born August 22, 1937, in Philadelphia, Richard was the son of the late Henry Mackowsky and Marie Myers. Richard grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Bok High School. He worked as a jeweler for 30 years, then retired as a machinist. Richard’s smile lit up the room and was cherished by all family and friends. His sense of humor added laughter to everyone’s day and is one of many personality traits that he passed on to his children. His wife, Millie, was the most important person in his life. They met in an elevator in which Millie was the elevator operator, and it was love at first sight – they married within 2 months. Together they raised a loving family and created beautiful and lasting memories. Richard had many interests and joys in life – his family being his highest priority. Holidays and family get-togethers were the most loved and anticipated occasions. He was also a dedicated Philly sports fan, with the Phillies and Eagles as his favorites – he hadn’t missed a Phillies game broadcast, TV or Radio, in decades. Richard also enjoyed gardening, as well as collecting scale model cars, of which he owned over 500. He also had an extensive coin and stamp collection. Although time forced him to stop riding, he always had a passion for motorcycles. Richard was preceded in death by his son Daniel. Survivors include four children – Debra, Thomas, Richard (Nancy), and Donna; six grandchildren – Brandan (Keri), Taylor, Tiffany, Daniel (Gabrielle), Emma, and Evan: and five great-grandchildren – Shawn, Breanna, Jackson, Ayden, and Macy. Instead of a service, the family has decided to honor his memory in a private gathering.