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Obituary: Guy Van Syckle, 87, Distinguished Doctor, Korean War Vet

Van Syckle lived in Newtown and maintained a practice in Danbury; he served as President of the Connecticut State Medical Society. Services are December 8.

Obituary: Guy Van Syckle, 87, Distinguished Doctor, Korean War Vet


Guy W. Van Syckle, MD of Heritage Village, Southbury and Amelia Island, FL and previously of Newtown died in Hartford on November 25th, 2012.

He was born on May 1, 1925 in Woodbridge NJ, and was a proud member of the Dartmouth College Class of 1945, and Dartmouth and Cornell Medical Schools. His field of specialty was diagnostic radiology.

After appointments at the Yale School of Medicine and as Director of Radiology at Danbury Hospital, he maintained a successful private medical practice in diagnostic radiology in Danbury for over thirty years. During his professional career, Dr. Van Syckle served on numerous boards and committees at the local, state and national levels. Among his proudest professional achievements were serving as the President of the Connecticut State Medical Society, and Chairman of the New England Delegation to the American Medical Association. He served with distinction as a medical officer in the  US Navy during the  Korean War

Guy is survived by his sister, Gretchen V. Whalen of Manlius NY, and four children, Guy Jr. of Bethesda MD, Peter of Summit NJ, Janice of Raleigh NC, and Karen of West Friendship MD, and nine grandchildren to whom he was deeply devoted. He was predeceased by his wife, Janice in 2004. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Janice B. Van Syckle Nursing Scholarship, c/o Visiting Nurse Association of Newtown, 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.

Friends are invited to join the family at a reception at the Heritage Hotel, 522 Heritage Road, Southbury from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday December 8, 2012. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is serving the family.

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