Joseph William Syrokwash, 82, Lifelong Stamford Resident, Carpenter

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STAMFORD, Conn. - Joseph William Syrokwash of Stamford died Dec. 9. He was 82.

Syrokwash was born May 19, 1931, in Stamford, to Wasil Syrokwash and Mary Kaptuch and lived in Stamford for all of his 82 years. He attended Stamford schools and graduated from J. M. Wright Technical as a carpenter.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Woodland Cemetery Association for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a deep sea diver and damage control fireman. After being discharged in 1954, he returned to being a full-time carpenter.

Syrokwash is survived by his wife, Marie Urban Syrokwash; daughter, Suzanne Chamberlin; son-in-law, Rex Chamberlin; and a granddaughter, nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Robert; and sisters Mary, Helen, Anne Budko, Sonia Zboyan and Alice Rich.

Calling hours are Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gallagher Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. A Christian service will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at Woodland Cemetery Chapel, 66 Woodland Place, Stamford, with Pastor William Kroeze of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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