Ralph Boryszewski



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Ralph Boryszewski HILTON: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at age 99. Survived by his children, Kirk (Lisa) Boryszewski, Kris Terry, Noel Lawson; grandchildren, Brian Boryszewski, Mark Terry, Nicholas Terry, Stephanie Terry; great grandson, Jackson Doran Terry; nephew, Thomas (Candice) Williams; dear friends. Friends may call Wednesday (May 2nd) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 38 East Ave, HILTON. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday (May 3rd) 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home, Hilton. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in his memory. For more information or to sign Ralph’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.


  1. Gary Birkahn on May 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ralph was a vanguard who paved the way for us younger officers to benefit from the gain s that he made for us with the Union, Contracts etc. We ALL owe him a debt of gratitude and my condolences to the family on your (and our) loss. Gary Birkahn, RPD Retired and Former Locust Club Secretary.

  2. Joseph C. Cimino - President of The Association of Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees (The ARPALER) on May 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    To the Boryzewski Family: Your Dad was a distinguished police officer and an expert on Grand Jury law. He was also very effective for us when he was President of the Rochester Police Locust. Club. May he rest in peace. .

  3. Kathy Rodriguez on May 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I would like to send my condolences to the family of Ralph ,he will be dearly missed here on the 8 th floor ,it was a pleasure of meeting such a smart indivisual,my prayers to the family

  4. Ron Evangelista on May 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    “With the silent consent of Public Officials”. Those seven words uttered by Ralph Boryszewski and published in the local newspaper ignited a firestorm. Referring to widespread and unchecked illegal vice activities that City Hall was comfortable with turning a blind eye to in the late 1960’s. President Boryszewski was attacked by the City officials who were embarrassed by their exposure from a courageous Police Officer we dared to challenge the ‘system”. Ultimately his courage prevailed and from the ashes of that firestorm a new, more aggressive Police Union was created. The Club started to challenge the government, demand that politicians be held accountable for their actions and instilled the desire for the Locust leaders to do what they are supposed to do, support the membership. Sadly, as decades passed, the new generations of officers seem to take for granted the battles that those before them have fought and won. Fortunately, there remains are 100’s of former member who will never forget those seven words and his fight for justice. Later on, after his fighting days were over, his writing days began and President Boryszewski, the 17th Locust Club President became a writer of Constitutional Law. He was a true advocate, a frontiersman of Police Officers rights and a friend. Rest in peace my friend, you have earned your place in our local history. Ron Evangelista, President (Ret) 24th President Rochester Police Locust Club Inc. 1981-2008

  5. Jennifer on May 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ralph I only knew you for about 5 months but every time we saw each other at activites we would have a great time. I will miss you being there and your witty sense of humor. Rest in Peace my friend.

  6. Rochelle Chung on May 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Sorry for you’re loss Ralph was really one of a kind , He will be missed one of my favorite residents. Always had a joke to tell he kept everyone laughing. I will miss him telling me that i am one of the best aides at St.Anns.

  7. Doug on May 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a man I would love to have known.

  8. Sherry-Elizabeth on May 31, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I wish I had known Ralph I been recently passing his books around and I sent all 3 to President Trump. I really am sad that I missed out getting a chance to converse with him while he was living. Best to all the family you had a real hero on your hands!! Peace

  9. wss25 on August 27, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Sherry-Elizabeth A friend made me aware of his books today. I have ordered the three and wish to build on his work. Are you still passing around his books? Please contact me. 04wmscott@comcast.net William Sumner Scott Executive Director World Peace Through Education Foundation, Inc.

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