Sylvia Cazan Obituary

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Sylvia Marie Cazan

November 17, 1915 - August 19, 2014
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Sylvia Marie Cazan, a long time resident of Falls Church, Virginia, died peacefully beside family on August 19, 2014 in Murdo, South Dakota. Cazan was 98 years old. Born by the light of the steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio, on November 17, 1915, Mrs. Cazan then moved to Romania, where she met her husband, Matthew John Cazan, of 70 years. She then went on to study at the University of Bucharest, Youngstown College, and Georgetown University's Institute of Language and Linguistics. A dedicated public servant, Cazan worked as a special employee in the Department of Defense (Navy) and Department of Justice (FBI), where she was recognized...
Sylvia Marie Cazan, a long time resident of Falls Church, Virginia, died peacefully beside family on August 19, 2014 in Murdo, South Dakota. Cazan was 98 years old.

Born by the light of the steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio, on November 17, 1915,

Mrs. Cazan then moved to Romania, where she met her husband, Matthew John Cazan, of 70 years. She then went on to study at the University of Bucharest, Youngstown College, and Georgetown University's Institute of Language and Linguistics.

A dedicated public servant, Cazan worked as a special employee in the Department of Defense (Navy) and Department of Justice (FBI), where she was recognized through awards of commendation and meritorious achievement. Cazan later pursued a career in real estate with James L. Dixon & Co. Realtors until her retirement in 1970.

Before moving to the Midwest, Cazan resided in Lake Barcroft for 56 years where she was president of the Women's Club. During their time in Barcroft, she and her husband enjoyed hosting friends at their kitchen table, sharing old stories of their experiences in Romania and Washington, and spending time with their granddaughters. She is remembered by neighbors for her warm smile and hospitality.

Cazan was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew John Cazan, and is survived by her son Matthew John George Cazan, Jr. of Murdo, SD, and two grandchildren, Perri of Richmond, VA, and Dana of Falls Church.

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Virginia.

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"I've had the privilege of knowing Sylvia since I was a little girl and not only was she a sweet, warm and welcoming woman, but she made you feel as special..." Colleen Minan

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