Edward A. Syms, 92, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Cherry Springs Village. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sophie Szymczak. He was also preceded in death by his sister Estelle Bojanowski and brothers Joseph Sims and Walter Szymczak.
A US Army veteran of WWII, he was a professor of Sociology and Psychology, educated at Illinois State University, Denver University, and Oxford University in England. He retired in 1980 from Edison Community College in Ft. Myers, Florida and relocated to Hendersonville eleven years ago.
A gifted musician, he was well known for his love of music and willingly shared his enthusiasm and love of music with many others. He was a longtime member of the Scottish Rite and the Elks Club, and attended Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He was loved and cherished by his surviving wife of 61 years, Norma; his daughter Rebecca A. Reese and husband James of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; his son Douglas E. Syms and wife Heather of Ft. Myers, Florida. He will be mourned by his sister Betty Modrick and husband Don of Chicago, Illinois. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Adam, Brian, and Kristen Reese and Matthew and Michelle Syms.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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