Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Sysak, nanny

Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Sysak, 86, of Bethlehem, died August 1, 2018, in Weston-Renaissance Personal Care Home, Emmaus. Born in Cos Cob, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Wood) Wagner. She was the wife of the late Walter Sysak for 48 years.

She was a nanny for many years in the Lehigh Valley.

She was of the Byzantine Catholic faith.

She is survived by four children, Suzanne and her husband Bill Mulhern of Bethlehem, Andrew and his wife Cathy of Lehighton, Mildred and her husband Curt Dries of Alburtis and Jeffrey Sysak of Allentown; two brothers, Robert and his wife Trudy Wagner of Connecticut and Donald and his wife Jean Wagner of Maine; a sister, Mildred Hummer of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, MaryLou Vilatoro; a grandson, Robert Mulhern; and a brother, Henry Wagner.

Contributions may be made to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.