Sybil Andrew Althoff, 76, passed away at home in Atlantic Beach on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Sybil was born in Mayport on August 4, 1935.
Sybil was a member of the Fletcher High School class of 1953, and worked for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper for local realtors Maureen O'Malley and Terry McCue. In her retirement, Sybil enjoyed the company of her family and friends who lovingly called her "Shug." All those who knew her were aware of her outgoing nature, generous spirit, and keen sense of humor.
Sybil is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dan, who was her tender caregiver; children Dan Althoff, Jr. and Carolyn (William) Fridley; brothers Joe Houston (Lou) Andrew, Walter (Clara) Andrew, and sister Bea (Joe) Carpentieri; grandchildren Christian, James and Maria Buttner; and great-grandchildren Ryan Buttner and Hailey Cashman. Sybil was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Nick Andrew and Cora Knight Andrew, sister Asia Carolyn Cooper, and brother Marion Andrew.
A Rosary will be said in her memory Thursday evening, October 13 at 6:30 pm in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, followed by visitation 7:00-8:00 pm.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 14, at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Father William Kelly, presiding. Interment will follow at H. Warren Smith Cemetery.