Sylvia Pyzocha

Obituary of Sylvia Pyzocha

Sylvia Pyzocha, 64, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on September 6, 1956 in Palmer to John and Maxine (Gaj) Sasur. She grew up in Three Rivers and enjoyed skiing at her family’s ski area, Hemlock Hill. She was the first full-time female city mail carrier in Palmer and retired from the US Postal Service after 30 years of service. Sylvia enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, skiing, kayaking, gardening, walking in the woods, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed trips to Gloucester with her husband, John. During retirement, she developed a passion for nature photography and became an accomplished, award-winning photographer. She was a member of the Monson Arts Council and Springfield Photographic Society. Predeceased by her father, John Sr., she leaves behind her mother, Maxine, of Three Rivers; her husband of 44 years, John Pyzocha, Jr.; her daughter, Michelle and husband, Se-Min Sohn, of West Hartford, CT; son, John Pyzocha and dear friend, Kim Seaver, of Three Rivers; and son, Michael Pyzocha and wife, Anne, of Philadelphia, PA. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Evan, Matthew, and Robin; as well as her sisters, Linda Viens and life companion, Reggie Sandiford; Sandra Walsh and her companion, Douglas Van Slyke; and brother, John Sasur and wife Heather. She also leaves nieces, Laura, Lisa, Devon, Jayme, and nephews, Steven and Timothy. She will be missed by her dear friends, Sue Draper and Ken Langevin, Kathy Malo and Rick Wytek, Deb and Pete Chabot, as well as many close friends throughout the community. She touched so many people through her generous nature and the beauty of the art she created. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sylvia’s name may be made to the Monson Arts Council or the Springfield Photographic Society.

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