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Dorothy F. Sylak

June 5, 1938 ~ June 24, 2019 (age 81)



     Dorothy F. Sylak, 81 of Rt. 42 died  peacefully at home with her loved ones nearby on Monday June 24, 2019.  She was born June 5, 1938 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Benjamin and Jean Janecki Skrobielewski.  A full time area resident for the past 20 years, she formerly made her home in Center Reach Long Island.  She was the matriarch of her family, and gave freely of her love and attention to all children that were welcomed into her home.  Dottie was an avid reader, and enjoyed tending to flowers, working on puzzles, and travels that included visits with family and friends.  She had a deep well of patience, and was John's sweetheart for sixty-one years.  The family is comforted in knowing, that their Grammy, " Hopped on her Moon Beam!"

     Surviving are her husband John, children: Catherine Sylak-Oddo and her husband Joe, Constance of Shandaken, and Michael and his wife Amy of Hunter.  Grandchildren: Christine & her other-half Joe, John, Amanda, and Gary.  Great grandchildren: Devany, Evan, Alaska, and one on-the-way.  She was predeceased by her son Mark in 2010.

     Her funeral procession will form on Friday at 9:30am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral home 87 Main St. Phoenicia, thence to the St. Francis de Sales Church where at 10am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.  Friends will be received on Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 7pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home.  You may share a special memory with the family on Dorothy's Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com


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June 27, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Mass of Christian Burial
June 28, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Church
104 Main Street
Phoenicia, New York 12464

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