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James E. Syphers

February 21, 1933 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

James Syphers Obituary

James E. Syphers, 90, of Hopwood, passed away on January 8, 2024 at WVU Uniontown Hospital. 

James was born February 21, 1933 in Greenland New Hampshire, the son of the late Albion Syphers and Mary Gray. 

Well Educated, Dr. Syphers taught social work and human service at colleges in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina for more than 30 years. He retired from California University of PA in 2002.  

He was a member of Monongalia Friends Meeting in Morgantown, WV. James was also involved with many out-reach programs such as PA Prison Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Interfaith caregivers. Helping others was how he lived his life.  

In addition to his parents, James is predeceased by sister Bertha Barrier; and his wife Barbara W. Syphers.  

He is survived by brother Joe DeRochemont; sister Mary McDonald; and children Gail N. Syphers (CA), Dale A. Syphers (Mary) (ME), Paul N. Syphers (MA), and Neal A. Syphers (MA); stepchildren, Dennis L. Walters (Amy) and Marica W. Griffith (Gerald) of Uniontown; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  

Friends may pay respects at the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, HOPWOOD on Monday January 15, 2024 from 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm. A Life Celebration will be held following visitation at 7pm. 

Interment will be private.  

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 15, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
HOPWOOD, PA

Visitation
Monday
January 15, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
HOPWOOD, PA

Celebration of Life
Monday
January 15, 2024

7:00 PM
HOPWOOD, PA

Private Interment

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