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Sylvester J.

April 7, 1928 – October 15, 2017, age 89.

Our Dad. Predeceased by his adored wife Edith (nee Ramthun). Survived by his pesky younger brother Jerome, predeceased by his parents Sylvester and Marja (Czajkowska). Beloved father of Amy (Gene) Frankowski, Linda Jones, Tom (Carol) Warkoczewski, and the late Kathleen (Tom) Noble. Syl was the proud grampa of nine and greatgrampa of five. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Following a hitch in the US Navy, Syl became a teacher, eventually becoming principal at several Milwaukee public schools. His educational specialty was developing innovative programs such as the Sherman Multicultural Arts program. People from all over the world visited Dad’s school to share their heritage with the students. Besides a fulfilling career in education, Dad pursued a wide variety of hobbies. He was an accomplished photographer, a gifted and meticulous woodworker, and an amateur violinist who loved music, poetry, and literature. He and Mom travelled extensively around the country, camping in Wyoming’s Big Horn mountains every year and threatening not to return afterward. They were happiest in each other’s company and now in God’s grace they will be happy forever.

Visitation Sunday, Oct. 22, 12:00 -1:30 pm, service at 1:30 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 So. 84th St., Greenfield, WI 53228. Private interment Monday, Oct 23.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Whitnall Park Friends of Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132.

Past Comments

Nancy E. Moreyra

I am very sorry to hear about your father. My condolences. Edith and Syl were very good friends of my parents, Peg and Dick Greivell. Edith was my mother’s long time college friend.
Nancy (Greivell) Moreyra

Jane E Laws

Lit a candle in memory of Sylvester J. Warkoczewski

Linda Jones

Thank you so much for all the love you showed my parents. You were very dear to them, and I’m glad you got to say goodbye to Dad before he departed this earth. The flowers you sent were beautiful, and I’ve been enjoying them for two weeks. Linda

Linda Jones

Thank you for sharing that memory of Dad! It’s such a positive reflection that you remembered him after all these years. Linda

Jane E Laws

Lit a candle in memory of Sylvester J. Warkoczewski

Arlene & Gary Deverman

Gary and I have many fond memories of Syl and Edie and their stay at our house while visiting Washington, DC. We also have enjoyed many visits and engaging conversation with Syl over the years on many topics. I also have a number of fond childhood memories of your family visiting our farm and our family visiting their home. We were so glad and appreciative to visit and talk with Syl just a week ago while we were in Milwaukee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Gary Smith

Mr. Warkoczewski was my 6th grade teacher at Alexander Mitchell elementary school in 1959. I still remember him. He was a great teacher and an excellent role model. May he rest in peace.

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