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SANFORD SYRKETT, 78


Lakeland Electric and Water

LAKELAND -- Mr. Sanford Syrkett of Lakeland died Sunday (July 3, 2005) of lung failure at Kindred Hospital, Tampa. He was 78.

Born in Greenwood, S.C., he came to Lakeland from San Diego in 1986. He was a senior chief petty officer in the Navy. He also worked for the Department of Justice and was a safety officer for Lakeland Electric and Water. He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Heartland Safety Association of Polk County, American Society of Safety Engineers Management Division, Florida Federation for Safety, aand National Safety Council. He was a member of FMEA, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Rose Heights Elks Lodge and a 33rd-Degree member of the Masons.

Mr. Syrkett was preceded in death by his wife, Toshiko Syrkett. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Syrkett Williams, San Diego, Sonya Syrkett Henry, Lakeland; sons, Mario Syrkett, Lakeland, Gerald Syrkett, St. Petersburg; sister, Mozelle Brewer, Greenwood, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Coney Funeral Parlor. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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