Frank Syma, Jr.


Frank Syma, Jr. was born in Yorktown to Frank Syma, Sr. and Frances (Danysh) Syma on October 3, 1928. He passed away on February 22, 2014 at the age of 85. 
Frank honorably served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during the Berlin Air Lift. After his time in the service Frank went on to be a cattleman rancher, painting contractor, and a land developer. He took great pride in being a consultant for the historical renovation of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cestohowa, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown, the Karnes County Courthouse and numerous construction projects throughout San Antonio. 
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bruno, Irene, Joe, Sabie, Severin, Frances, and Robert. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Louise Syma; children, Rachel Sturm (Alvin), Russell Syma, Sr., Rebecca Syma, Reyne Syma Foley (Jerry), and Rory Syma; grandchildren, Frank Herman, Mariel, and Joseph Sturm, Russell, Matthew, and Melanie Syma, Ryan and Reed Shaffer, Cody and Spencer Foley; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Blake, Ethan, Emma, Allyssa, Grace, and Nathan; sisters, Maurine Thomason and Lucille Pitre; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 of the BVM Catholic Church, St. Hedwig at 6 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Annunciation of the BVM Catholic Church.
The funeral mass will be Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.
Father Bill Zadora to officiate. Interment will follow at the Annunciation of the BVM Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Annunciation of the BVM Catholic Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Hedwig, Texas 78152. You are welcome to sign the online guest book at
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