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John Sybalsky

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John Sybalsky 56, March 27, 1953-May 25, 2009, resident of Sunnyvale, CA. While visiting with family in NY, John died suddenly. John was born and raised in NY and attended MIT receiving a BS in Computer Science & Engineering. By 1982 John relocated to Oakland, CA. In the 1980s John founded Venue a software development company dealing mainly in LISP. Since 1997 John and his wife Jill developed other software ideas for Venue. While attending MIT, John learned to Square Dance. By 1973 he was calling and teaching others. John advanced to calling C4, the highest level in Square Dancing. John met his wife Jill through square dancing as she too is a caller. Together they taught dancers traveled calling all over the world. John also called locally for 3 clubs. John joined Callerlab in 1979 and was elected to their board of governors in 1988 and has served continually since then. Jill, who is a genealogist, did John's family history and proved John's connection to many famous relatives and veterans of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Due to Jill's efforts John joined Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) via his 4th great grand father Thomas Wason John is survived by his wife Jill of Sunnyvale, CA, his step-son Wayne Marci of Sunnyvale, CA, his mother Helen of NY, his brother Bill of CT, his niece Julia of CT. He was predeceased in Jan. 1997 by his father John. John will be interred next to his father in Indiana. John's wife Jill and the rest of the Sybalsky family request that donations be made to the John Sybalsky Memorial Fund. The Callerlab Foundation, 200 SW 30th Street, Suite 104, Topeka, KS 66611. 785-783-3665. Please note on your check that your donation is for the John Sybalsky Memorial Fund. A memorial service and square dance will be held at a future date.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on May 31, 2009
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