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Wilton H. "Bill" Syckes Jr.


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Wilton H. "Bill" Syckes Jr. Obituary
Syckes, Wilton "Bill" H. Jr.
66, of Peoria, AZ passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born, January 12th, 1950 in Cumberland, MD. to Wilton H. Syckes Sr. and Eleanor Bradford Syckes. He graduated from Rockport High School, Rockport, MA. In 1972, during his six years of service with the United States Marine Corps, he became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator because of his passionate heart and strong commitment to helping and caring for the elderly. For the next four decades, Bill worked in an exemplary capacity in the long term healthcare industry and earned many awards and special recognition's throughout his career. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eunice, their children: Deborah, Christine, Bridget(son-in-law, Carey), and Wilton III(daughter-in-law, Jennifer), 11 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother, Eleanor and his only sister, Cornelia (Nini) S. Chorpenning(brother-in-law, Patrick Sr.). Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wilton Sr. and his younger brother, Samuel (Brad). A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held; Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale, AZ 85308. From all your fellow Marines: "GODSPEED, BILL...SEMPER FI."
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 3, 2016
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