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Sylvia A. (Sawicki) Dennis

October 5, 1935 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Sylvia A. Dennis (Sawicki), 86, of Shillington, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Penn State Health St. Joseph. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kruzick) Sawicki. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Class of 1953. During her life, she was a Receptionist for West Reading Ophthalmic Associates for 13 years, retiring in 2000.

She loved flowers, hamburgers, and spending time with her family. Sylvia was known for her delicious red beet soup and always taking her coffee with sweet and low.

She is survived by her children, Andrea Reifsnyder, wife of David, of Greenville, SC; Vincent Dennis, of Gambrills, MD; Maria Grill, wife of Steven, of Shillington; Matthew Dennis, of Drums, PA; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Sara, Andrew, Nicholas, Joshua, Zachary, Aaron, Madeline, Olivia, Claire; and 3 great- grandchildren, Cole, Reese, and Ryan.

Sylvia was predeceased by her daughter Stephanie Reiprish and 5 siblings.


A Memorial Service will be held at West Lawn United Methodist Church 15 Woodside Ave. Reading, PA 19609 on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:00am. The family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00am-11:00am. Online condolences may be made to www.whelanschwartz.com.


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