Theodore M. Sysol

Theodore M. Sysol passed away at home in South Jamesport Sept. 4, 2018 at the age of 94.

Theodore was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., to Antonina and Ludwig Sysol April 28, 1924. He moved to Brooklyn when he was eight years old.

In 1943 he joined the Army and landed at Normandy June 10, 1944, day four of the invasion.

After the war, Theodore earned a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University. After a 35-year career, which involved both international and domestic law, he retired as a senior partner with the New York city law firm of Haight, Gardner, Poor and Havens, now Holland and Knight. Theodore was a founding member and past president of AMPOLA. 

A longtime resident of Garden City and South Jamesport, Theodore married Janina Choinski in 1948. She predeceased him in 2012. He is survived by his son Gregory and his wife Patricia, their son Paul, daughter Elizabeth and her daughter Ella and sons Gregory and Jonathan, daughter Cynthia, her husband Andrew and their daughters Katherine and Charlotte and his daughter Sandra and her husband Jerry, their daughters Mary Anne and Amy and her husband Chester.

The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.