Robert C. Sysol

Robert Craig “Captain BOB” Sysol, 55, of 984 Central Ave., Dunkirk, New York left this earth to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

He was born May 7, 1957 in Dunkirk, the son of Patricia Sysol of Dunkirk and the late Robert Sysol.

A 1975 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Bob attended Alfred State College. He worked for 10 years at Ferranti Packard and retired from a long career as a maintenance technician.

On Dec. 14, 1996 in Bemus Point, NY Bob married the love of his life, Deborah J. Garigal.

Bob was a loving husband, father, “Papa,” son, brother, uncle and friend.

He loved boating, playing the piano, upholstering and baking his famous chicken wings for his loved ones

and friends, but most of all, he loved his wife, children, four grandchildren and family.

Bob loved his life, always looking out for others, helping at a moment’s notice. He was funny, quirky,

unique, creative, an avid conversationalist and so lovable. He always had an encouraging word for

everyone he knew or even just met. Everybody was Bob’s “best friend.” His laugh and sense of humor

was infectious.

He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his wife Deborah and his dog Ti’Amo.

Survivors include his loving wife, Deborah (Garigal) Sysol; two children, Roberta L. (fiance John Freeman)

Kwiej of Phoenix, Ariz., and a son, Thomas J. (Kristin) Kwiej of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Piper J. Freeman, Sebastian J. Kwiej, Olivia J. Kwiej and Xavier Kwiej, all of Phoenix; his mother, Patricia (James McIlvain) Sysol of Dunkirk; three brothers and two sisters: Rod Sysol of Sugar Hill, Ga., Randy (Nancy) Sysol of San Diego, Scott (Mary) Sysol of Crystal Lake, Ill., Shari (Sysol) Alongi of Montgomery, NY, Suzanne (Mike) Sysol-Kingery of Buford, Ga.; his dog, companion and friend Ti’Amo; and several nieces and


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service and brunch Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at The Clarion. Calling hours will be held Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the charity of your choice.