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Alfred SykesFebruary 19, 1935 ~ January 23, 2018 (age 82)
There are people in this world with a presence so profound, so memorable that you without a doubt know they are God sent.
Alfred Sykes, 82, of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his two daughters and family friend Margaret by his side on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Health Center. Alfred was born on February 19, 1935 to Augustus Lewis and Bertha Boyd Sykes of Oliphant Furnace Pennsylvania and moved to Youngstown after graduating Georges Township High in 1953.
Alfred was employed at Delphi/Packard Electric for over 30 years were he became a Millwright (Tinsmith) in the Skilled Trade Department. He loved the outdoors and spent fall vacations hunting for Elk and Deer in the mountains of Basalt Colorado with his dear late friend Shorty; (George Penson). Alfred was fortunate enough to retire at an early age which afforded him the opportunity to spend more time pursuing his other passion fishing. He traveled to Anchorage Alaska over 25 times to fish the Russian Kenai Lake for King Salmon. When Alfred’s health began to fail him he looked forward to watching sports and loved debating the stats. He continued to stay currant with the events of the times and could remember specific dates like they were imbedded in his memory.
Alfred was a devoted man with strong family values. He leaves to cherish his beloved memory two daughters, Karen M. Dobbins of Youngstown and Cheryl L. Triggs of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Dobbins, Raushanah (Philip) Belfon and Dela Triggs all of Cincinnati; four great grandchildren, Bryton, August, Dayton and Tyree; and a host of family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; and siblings, Benjaman Sykes, Edna Jones, Elizabeth Johnson, Dr. James L. Sykes, Leon Sykes, Leonard K. Sykes, Gloria Sykes, Clarence Sykes, Doyle Sykes, Johnnie B. Sykes and Gwendolyn Y. Sykes.
Calling hours will be 9:00 to 10:00 AM with services following Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. at Price Memorial Church.