John “Butch” Syryla, 80, of Olyphant, died on Tuesday night, surrounded by his family, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore after a long illness. He and his wife, the former Ann M. Ksiazek celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary June 14th.
Born in Blakely, he resided in Olyphant most of his life. The son of the late Stanley and Helen Yarosh Syryla, he served in the U.S. Army, worked as a mechanic for Chamberlain Manufacturing and was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant.
Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife, family and friends and going to the casino.
The family would like to thank Traditional Home Health and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and kindness for John and his family.
He is also survived by three sons: John Syryla and wife, Terri, Delaware, Stanley Syryla and wife, Lois, Scranton and Joseph Syryla and wife, Andrea, Connecticut; one daughter, Lora Syryla, Florida; two sisters: Stella Skovira, Blakely and Mary Romanaskas, Scranton; fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three daughters: Nancy Syryla, Sandra Dovin and Joann Syryla (Guida) and one grandson, Logan Bramlett.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30AM at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant by Msgr. Michael J. Delaney, pastor. Interment and Military Honors will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702.
For directions or on-line condolences, please visit: www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.