John Paul Siry

john siry

April 1, 1942 ~ April 22, 2024

Born in: New York, New York
Resided in: Wake Forest, North Carolina

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce the passing of John Paul Siry, aged 82, of Wake Forest, North Carolina on April 22, 2024. John passed away after a prolonged illness in recent years.  John was born on April 1, 1942, to the late John and Lodja (Pryszmont) Siry in New York City.  After graduating from William Taft high school in the Bronx in 1961, John was married and settled in Englewood, New Jersey while working at the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah for 12 years.

He then went on to provide hospitality services at the Cupola Nursing home in Paramus and then as a doorman at the Regency Luxury Apartments in Fort Lee.  He was a friend to everyone he met and a source of entertainment and laughter to all that were fortunate enough to get to spend any significant time with him. Whether it was his plentiful, impromptu singing, the yarns he would spin about his past experiences, or his love of trains, guns, trucks, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Amongst activities he spoke most fondly of, were visiting and riding the open road with his friend Russ in New Mexico.

After retiring in 2015, John moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina.  He had 9 wonderful years living near his daughter.  He enjoyed going on road trips spending time with his neighbors and was famous for sitting at the edge of his driveway, waving hello to passersby.  He loved talking with people, was kind and had such a positive outlook on life.

John was predeceased in death by his father John, his mother, Lottie, and his son, Michael Vincent. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Anderson and her husband, Scott.


Visitation: April 29, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 am

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

Graveside Service: April 30, 2024 12:30 am

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Johnny, was a treasure to have in our lives. Joy and laughter followed him wherever he went and we were truly blessed to have him share that with us. He was my husbands best friend for 46 years and the person my husband speaks most about when remembering his fun in life. Through that friendship, I was lucky enough to meet Johnny and I have many fun memories of his calls and visits. We will truly miss him, and know he has joined his family and will bring laughter to all he meets in Heaven.
    Teri May

  2. Johnny was my best friend since I was eighteen years old . We met while working at the Cupola in 1978 and became instant friends. His hilarious sense of humor, kind nature and adventurous spirit made him someone special to be around and want to be with. Even though I may have moved all around the country, we always stayed in close touch with Johnny visiting and always being in my life. I loved introducing him to my beautiful Wife Teri, who fell in love with him as well. We enjoyed his visits to Las Vegas back in the ninties with houseboat trips on the Colorado River, going to the National Finals rodeo, front row seats for the Doobie Brothers at Casaer’s Palace and motorcycling down to the Grand Canyan with friends. In the early 2000’s , Johnny came and stayed with us in our adobe home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We motorcycled all through northern New Mexico up to the Colorado border where we road an old steam train through th Rockies. Even though we may have lived far apart we aways stayed close in mind. Johnny was a once in a lifetime friend that will never be forgotton. He was a bright light in my life that will continue to burn. Thank you my Brother and we’ll see you in the stars . Love Always, Russ

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