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Marilyn Rose Sykes

January 24, 1950 — March 20, 2020

Mrs. Marilyn Rose Finan Sykes, age 70, of New Albany, PA, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at home with her loving family at her side.


          Marilyn was born on January 24, 1950, in Towanda, PA, a daughter of the late Gerald Paul Finan & Viola Johnston Finan. She married Edward Sykes and they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary last year.  Marilyn had also served as an Albany Township Supervisor.


          Marilyn dedicated her life to caring and providing for others and that is only one of the many ways she continued to show her love to the very end.  Most knew her as the Mad Bakers Mom/Grandma but we also know that she was the most passionate, caring and providing mother, grandmother and wife and loved her family very much. 


          Even though we have lost our Mom forever, she will not only be with us, but also with so many, leaving behind the legacy of selfless-ness.



Loving husband:

Edward G. Sykes Sr.                                 at home



Edward G. (Stephanie) Sykes Jr.             Overton, PA


Three daughters:

Karla Marie Shaw                                     Roanoke, TX

Karen (Mark) Kelly                                  Wyalusing, PA

Jennifer (David) Landis                           New Albany, PA



William “Bill” Edgerton                          New Albany, PA


12 Grandchildren:

Erika (Jerod) Shaw Myers

Benjamin Hugh Shaw

Zachary Edward Shaw

Andria Raquel Shaw

Tyler (Caitlyn) Edgerton

Brooklyn Edgerton

          Breann Edgerton

          Nickolas Paul Kelly

          Chloe Ann Kelly

          Alexis Marie Sykes

          Hayden Michael Sykes

          Robert James Landis


          Great grand-daughter:

Hailey Ann Hicks


Two brothers:

Gerald P. Finan Jr.                                    Grand Forks, ND

Peter (Amanda) Finan                              St. Petersburg, FL


Four sisters:

Barbara (Dewitt) Abrams                         Quicks Bend, PA

Virginia (Bryan) Rogers                          North Orwell, PA

Diane (Jeffrey) Gonzalez                         Towanda, PA

Debra Feece                                               Philadelphia, PA


          She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


          Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Ann Edgerton on March 26, 2018, and by a sister, Patricia Hill on October 1, 2016.


          Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Lisa Edgerton Memorial Fund, Payable to Geisinger Foundation, c/o Angela Miller, 100 N. Academy Ave. 02-17, Danville, PA 17822.


          No services or funeral arrangements are going to be held at this time.  Any further arrangements will be under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.


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