Herbert Byk, 92, beloved father, husband, uncle, and stepfather, died at his home in Manchester, CT on Monday, June 6 after a recent illness. He was born in Vienna, Austria on June 20, 1929, and emigrated to New York on August 23, 1939, a week prior to the start of World War II. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard, which may have inspired his love of movies set in submarines. After graduating from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, he worked for 65 years as a civil engineer for First Hartford Realty of Manchester, CT, prior to his retirement in 2020. He was licensed in 35 states, and built countless retail, commercial and residential projects, which locally include the Manchester Parkade, Green Manor Apartments, and Corbin’s Corner. His love of music, from classical and grand opera to the great jazz artists of the 20th century, and for sports, including the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Mets, inspired his sons to pursue careers in entertainment publicity and sports announcing. Byk also enjoyed golfing in his free time. He leaves his wife, Beverly Russo Byk, of Manchester, CT; his sons Stephen Byk and his wife Tina Luke Byk of Greenwich, NY and James Byk and his husband Diego Funes Byk of New York, NY; his nieces Pearl Hammer Hymes and her husband Kenneth Hymes of Great Neck, NY, and Debra Hodes Prevor and her husband James Prevor and sons William and Matthew Prevor of Boca Raton, FL; his grandniece Marla Hymes of New York, NY; and stepchildren Hilary Russo of Englewood, NJ, and son, David Russo of Los Angeles, CA. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Gloria Byk, of the Bronx, NY, and his sister Marta Byk of Vienna, Austria, a victim of the Holocaust. Services were held on Tuesday, June 7 at Beth Sholom Memorial Park in Manchester, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the Gloria Byk Memorial Fund at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, or to Beth Sholom B’nai Israel synagogue of Manchester, CT.