John M. Sypek

John Sypek, 65, of Glenmont, NY passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday May 3, 2022. John was born in Czestochowa, Poland to Maria and Tadeusz Sypek on October 16, 1956. He came to the United States with his parents at age 12. John graduated from Red Hook High School in 1974, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Bard College in 1979 where he was a star tennis player and coach. John moved back to Poland in 1982 where he met his wife Dorota and they married in 1985. He later made his career back in NY working in real estate. John was a loving husband, father, son and friend to many. He loved hiking, skiing, reading, cooking and working around the house. An avid bird watcher, John and his wife Dorota frequently walked at Five Rivers where he could identify every species they saw. They also loved watching “Jeopardy” together in which John impressively knew almost every answer.  He had a wonderful sense of humor, could always make people laugh, and would help anyone with anything at a moment’s notice. 

John is survived by his loving wife Dorota; his sons, Paul and Alex; his parents, Maria and Tadeusz; and his beloved dog, Bodhi.  He is missed deeply by everyone that he impacted. As a dear friend said, “He was the best person I’ve ever known. Many willingly agree.” 

Friends are invited to visit with John’s family on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home, Voorheesville.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar followed by interment in the Bethlehem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.samaritanspurse.org/ukraine or www.caritas.pl/ukraine or  www.mohawkhumane.org