Marvin John Sylakowski

December 10, 1957October 27, 2020

Marvin John Sylakowski, age 62, of Alpine, California passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Marvin was born December 10, 1957 in Michigan.

Marvin is survived by his spouse, Robin Sylakowski; daughter Kara M. Sylakowski; and son Michael Sylakowski.

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  • Robin Sylakowski, Spouse
  • Kara M. Sylakowski, Daughter
  • Michael Sylakowski, Son


Marvin John Sylakowski

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Justin Pallamary

November 30, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Sylakowski Family, and the San Diego County Water Authority and its staff. I met Marv many years ago, as he was involved with CLSA. I was young and looked to others, to help guide and show me certain things. I always loved working and speaking with Marv, as he was sincere with his ways. He was extremely nice, always appreciative and willing to teach. He was one of a kind, and will be missed. Rest in peace Marv. Thank you for being a part of my life. (Justin S. Pallamary)

Michael Ing

November 13, 2020

Just wanted to pass on our condolences to the family on Marv's passing .
Marv has been a long time friend of both my father and myself over the years.
We had the pleasure of working with Marv during his time with many different firms, he was always a pleasure.
He will be missed.

Paul Goebel

November 7, 2020

Marvin's legacy of contribution to the people of the Land Surveying profession benefits us now and will continue for generations. Always encouraging young people to get involved, contributing his time and efforts and extending his generosity, Marvin improved us all. As a mentor, he was a gentleman with a positive, inviting demeanor that was impossible to ignore. When I recall how many trips, flights, meals and laughs I've had with Marv one points stands out: He made every minute enjoyable and rewarding. What a great friend he was to me.

President, California Land Surveyors Association, San Diego Chapter.

Rick McCormick

November 6, 2020

Very saddened to hear about Marv's passing. I still remember him picking me up at work for a drive out to San Vicente Reservoir to view the improvements to the dam. Just a classy guy, very personable, knowledgable, etc. He will be missed very much. From one agency land surveyor, he was damn good.

Jennifer Catacutan

November 5, 2020

You always had a way to brighten people's day with your humble smile, friendly demeanor and sense of humor. You were always willing to help others. Marv you will be sorely missed. Prayers for strength and comfort for your family as they go through this difficult time.

Andrew Karydes

November 4, 2020

My deepest condolences. Marv was one of the kindest and most caring people I know. He will dearly missed.

Jeff Stephenson

November 4, 2020

Sorry to hear of Marv's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Marv and I usually crossed paths each morning near the coffee machine between our departments. When teleworking ends and we return to the office, that part of my morning will not be the same without Marv.

Ali Bagherian

November 4, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Marv was a wonderful person who will be so sorely missed. His warm spirit and generosity was a joy to all who knew him. Please accept my condolences to both you and your family.

Sandy Kerl

November 4, 2020

Marv was an amazing individual with a ready smile and willingness to help anyone. It was my pleasure to work with Marv for 11 years and see his passion and dedication to the Water Authority, ensuring that our pipelines and facilities were protected. His energy and engagement will be missed. I will miss seeing him ride his motorcycle in Alpine and waving as I am out walking.

Rest in peace, Marv.

Sandy Kerl

Jerry Reed

November 4, 2020

I first met Marv 12 plus years ago while working at the Water Authority. I will miss the conversations we had about the importance of land surveying for successful designs and construction and the dedication he had to his craft as well as the Water Authority. There was no one I trusted more in the land surveying world. I will also miss his friendly demeanor and lending hand for anyone that needed help. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sylakowski family as they mourn this great loss.