Dr. Robert Sulyma, formerly of Montvale, New Jersey, died August 28, 2018 at age 84 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he resided since 2005. He was married to Ann (Bachman) Sulyma since 1958. He was the son of the late Onfry and Catherine (Whiteman) Sulyma of Minersville, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by two sons, Robert A. and his wife, Alexis and their son, Luke of Atlanta, Georgia and David J. and his wife, Mercedes and their son, Sean of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Sulyma graduated from the Minersville Public School System in 1952 and graduated from Albright College in Reading Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree. He received his M.A. from Montclair State College in 1964 and a doctorate in education from Columbia University in New York in 1972. He was employed by the Pascack Valley Regional High School District from 1957 until his retirement in 1993 serving in a number of capacities – including teaching, department supervisor, building administrator and coaching football. He last served as Superintendent of Schools from 1981-1993. Following his retirement he served as Assistant Professor of Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey from 1993 -2003. Cremation was performed immediately. The funeral service is planned for Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. In lieu of flowers please honor Dr. Sulyma with a donation to the www.fallenpatriots.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Dear Bob, Alexis, David, Mersades, and your children. You Dad and grandpa was a special person. My husband amd myself had the pleasure of caring for him in our chiropractic office. We loved his sense of humor. Mark and I will miss that. He will be remembered always.

  2. Alexis- Bob- Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. An old friend from Woodcliff Lake Manor Nursing home. . Remember Ann from the Woodcliff Lake and you Alexis- and the Makris family. many years age. You are all in my prayers.. Fondly Joan S. Wypler

  3. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Bob was a wonderful man with a caring and friendly nature, who always wore a smile. At MSU department meetings, his ideas and solutions were always interesting and unique. Students, including my daughter and son-in-law, valued his in-depth school experience and practical teaching methods.

    I will remember him fondly.

  4. So sorry to hear about Mr. Sulyma. My sympathy to the family. He was my history teacher at Pascack Valley, class of 1960. I always enjoyed his class. He was a good teacher, coach, and gentleman.

  5. To the Sulyma Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I attended Pascack Valley Regional High School from 1960 through 1964. I had the privilege of having Coach Sulyma as teacher, football coach, mentor and friend. In his professional life he touched countless students, and he had a profound influence on me and my life. I will forever be grateful to him for all that he gave to me. May the Lord give him eternal rest and peace.

  6. My sympathy to the entire family on the passing of Bob. I was fortunate to know and work with Bob to better the Pascack Valley. May his memory be a blessing.
    Rabbi PhilipBerkowitz
    Rabbi Emeritus
    Temple Beth Or
    Washington Twp NJ

  7. My sincerest condolences to the Sulyma family in the Lord of such a wonderful man.
    He was my coach and teacher, and never failed to be there for those of us who needed him.
    I will never forget him and he will always be in my prayers.

  8. Dr. Sulyma hired me to teach Spanish at Pascack Valley High School in 1983, where I enjoyed a 32 year career. I am deeply grateful to Bob for the opportunity to teach what I loved, in a district that honored and respected its teachers. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
    Sincerely,
    Carolynn Finnen Cageao ( Quirk)

  9. We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was someone our father looked up to. (Ed Schumm) Our deepest sympathy to both Rob and David.

    Sincerely,
    Lori & Cindy Schumm

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