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Thelma Sylvester

Thelma J "Gumpy" Sylvester (Dandoy)

Sunday, March 4th, 1928 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Thelma J. Sylvester (Dandoy), 92, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2020 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. Thelma was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Roger and the late Mary (Potocnik) Dandoy. She moved to Eddystone, Delaware County, and attended Eddystone High School. She met her husband Anthony and had three beautiful children—James Patrick, Susan Jean and Sharon Jane. She resided in Ridley Township for 65 years.

Thelma began her career at Southeast National Bank as a Loan Officer, where she served her customers for years. She graduated from Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Thelma was always full of life and had many interests. She was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and made sure the games were on wherever she was. She enjoyed watching her bird feeders, game shows, puzzles, crosswords and cross stich and was a wonderful sewer. Thelma was often found on the bus to the casinos. She traveled to many places, including Italy, Germany, Ireland, Alaska and Hawaii as well as local travel to the beach. She was a member of the Folsom Schoolhouse Senior Center, Our Lady of Peace Church and the Neumann Alumni Association. She was lovingly known as "Gumpy."

Thelma is predeceased by her husband Anthony J. Sylvester, her son James P. Sylvester, and a great-granddaughter Lilliana Francesca Sciotto. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Chas) Howley and Sharon (Patrick) Pastor. In addition, Thelma is survived by 7 grandchildren: Shannon (Franco) Sciotto, Heather (Patrick) McDermott, Sean (Melissa) Sylvester, Denay Sylvester, Sarah Pastor, Brian Pastor and Allison Pastor; 10 great-grandchildren and four grandpets

Visitation Tuesday July 7, 2020 9:30am-10:45am at Our Lady of Peace Church, Milmont Avenue, Milmont Park, followed by the funeral mass at 11am. Interment is private.

Due to current guidelines facial masks , and social distancing are required inside the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Folsom Schoolhouse Senior Center, 600 Swarthmore Avenue, Folsom, PA 19033.

Online condolences and memories may be placed on www.lyonsfs.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    When
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
    Location
    Our Lady Of Peace Church
    Address
    208 Milmont Ave
    Milmont Park, PA 19033
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    Notes
    Due to current guidelines facial masks , and social distancing are required inside the church
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady Of Peace Church
    Address
    Milmont Ave
    Milmont Park, PA 19033
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  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    202 S. Chester Pike
    GLENOLDEN, PA
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Shannon

Posted at 04:38pm
Gumpy, you are so very missed! We were lucky to have you in our lives and we think of you so much.....I know you are at heaven's casino hitting those slot machines! Love you my SOS gal.....xoxo, Shannon
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