Ignatius 'John' Sybrandy of Matamoras, Pa., dies at age 81

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Ignatius “John” Sybrandy of Matamoras, Pa., died July 6, 2017, at home. He was 81.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1936, in Medemblik, Holland, the son of George Sybrandy and Anna Maria Roozendaal Sybrandy.

He married Janny Van Gilst Sybrandy, who pre-deceased him on Aug. 16, 2016. He was a very faithful member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Matamoras; and an active member of John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council 13935 in Milford, Pa. He is also a former District Deputy, Past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Bishop McCormack 4th Degree Assembly. He is a life member of the Matamoras Rod & Gun Club, a member of the Matamoras Borough Council and Planning Board. He was a former Boy Scout Assistant Scout Master for Troop #173, Boy Scouts of America, Port Jervis.

He owned and operated Sybrandy’s Deli in Matamoras for many years. He was a retired security receiver at Shop Rite Food Store in Montague and Middletown and a retired transportation coordinator at Glen Arden, Goshen, N.Y.

Survivors include four sons, Cornelius A. Sybrandy and Vanessa of Marriottsville, Md., Paul George Sybrandy and Diana of Carbondale, Pa., Johannes P. Sybrandy and his wife, Amber, of Dingman’s Ferry, Pa., George Rodgers and Kathy of Oakridge, N.J., daughters, Anna M. Rolando and her husband, Doc, of Hewitt, N.J., Patricia C. Fernot of Vernon, N.J.; sister, Catharina DeVries; brothers, Johannes P. Sybrandy and Bernardus Sybrandy, all of Holland; 19 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his brother Peter B. Sybrandy.

Visitation was held July 10 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, N.Y. Knights of Columbus conducted services at the funeral home. Prayers were offered at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Matamoras, the Rev. Alfred Vito officiating. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council 13935, 111 E. High St., Milford, PA 18337; or to the Tri-State Teen Pregnancy Ctr., Suite 4, 104 Wheatfield Dr., Milford, PA 18337.

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