Michael John Syron, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. He was born on September 6, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Vincent and Virginia (Moll) Syron. Michael proudly served his country in the United States Marines from 1960 to 1964. He obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and made his career as a chief estimator for D.A. Dodd for 15 years. He was a friend of Bill W. for over 29 years. Michael was a voracious reader--- reading anything and everything from textbooks to the 2nd World War and Civil War.
On September 2, 2000, Michael married Sherry Bare, who survives along with his children: Jane (Michael) Hayes, Jeffrey (Angela) Syron, Jill (Keith) Fort, Robert (Sarah) Fiedler, and Matthew (Jacqueline) Syron; 9 grandchildren; and siblings: Virginia Syron, Kevin (Teresa) Syron, Eileen (Richard) Korb, and James (Teresa) Syron. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Syron.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Portage Recovery Association or the 5th Street Club in Wheeler.
My heart goes out to Sherry and Michael’s family. He was an amazing man who touched many, many lives. Thankful I met you both on a Wednesday evening in a smoky room, sharing your experience, strength, and hope. -Nicole Walters-Parker
Sorry for your loss. See ya on the flip side Mike. -Bruce Roberts
Mike was a warm and kind person. He was one of the few people that actually seemed to listen during a conversation. He will be missed by all that knew him. He's walking in the light with God and all is well for him; no pain or sorrow, only joy. -Ruthie M
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a funny and kind man. I am grateful to have known him. -Judith Barnett
When I think of Mike I see his smiling face and how much his words were always kind and upbeat. He will be greatly missed as he was an inspiration to so many.. My heart goes out to Sherry during this difficult time. I’m sure Mike flies with angels, close to God. -Virginia Alvarez