Theodore "TJ" J. Sywy, III

January 20, 1974 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 47)


Theodore J. Sywy, III, “TJ”, age 47, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 31, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, “TJ” is the son of Linda M. (McFarland) Downs and the late Theodore John Sywy, Jr. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Sywy in 2019. He is survived by his mother, Linda M. Downs; her husband, Charles P. Downs, Jr.; and his brother, Christopher Sywy; his sister-in-law, Judy Weeks Sywy; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

“TJ” attended St. Elizabeth Elementary School and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School, class of 1992. He loved all sports but particularly baseball; and coached St. E’s CYO pitching for a few years. He was also a two-time All Catholic Pitcher in 1991 and 1992, and played in the 1992 Blue/Gold All Star Baseball Game.

“TJ” worked at Serenity Place in Dover, Delaware and was dedicated to helping others with addiction. He will be remembered for his warm and loving personality and willingness to lend a hand to anyone.

Family and friends may visit beginning at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 13 at St. Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Sts., Wilmington, DE 19805, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will be private. The family kindly requests guests attending to please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Serenity Place, 520 N. State St., Dover, DE 19904, 302-674-8036 or to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Youth Organization, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19805.

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January 13, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
St. Elizabeth Church
Cedar and S. Clayton Streets
Wilmington, DE 19805

Mass of Christian Burial
January 13, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Church
Cedar and S. Clayton Streets
Wilmington, DE 19805

Video is available for this event

Private Interment


Serenity Place
520 N. State St., Dover DE 19904

St. Elizabeth Catholic Youth Organization
809 S. Broom St., Wilmington DE 19805

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