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Sylvester Sijan Notice
Sijan, Sylvester Friday, September 9, 2011, age 92 years. Beloved husband for 70 ½ years of Jane A. Sijan (nee Attridge). Dear father of Marc F. (Patricia) Sijan, Janine Sijan Rozina and the late Capt. Lance Peter Sijan, USAF. Loving grandfather of Marc and Ryan, Sijan, Caleb and Ali Jane Rozina. Fond brother of Rose Podriznik. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Sijan and sisters, Helen Abrams and Angeline Vail. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Syl was a graduate of Bay View High School and went on to become an honorary graduate of Ripon College. He was a successful restaurateur for over 40 years with a proud foundation rooted in Serbian heritage, being a son of one of St. Sava's charter members. Visitation at the Funeral Home Monday, September 12, 4:00-7:00PM and Tuesday, September 13, 10:00-11:00AM at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 3201 S. 51st Street. Funeral Services at 11:00AM. Interment Arlington Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used to establish a foundation at the 128th/440th Community Council, c/o 1831 E. Grange Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 to support the returning active duty personnel and families. As Jane reflects, "Syl had an unbridled energy. He always enjoyed life most when he was with his family or working with his hands. He admired his children and loved us all so deeply, that we always knew we were safe and taken care of. Our marriage of over 70 ½ years was a very special one." PRASSER-KLECZKA BAY VIEW CHAPEL 3275 S. Howell Ave. 414-483-2322 www.pkfuneralhomes.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 11, 2011
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