Sybil C. Althoff

August 4, 1935October 9, 2011

Sybil Andrew Althoff, 76, passed away at home in Atlantic Beach on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Sybil was born in Mayport on August 4, 1935.

Sybil was a member of the Fletcher High School class of 1953, and worked for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper for local realtors Maureen O’Malley and Terry McCue. In her retirement, Sybil enjoyed the company of her family and friends who lovingly called her “Shug.” All those who knew her were aware of her outgoing nature, generous spirit, and keen sense of humor.

Sybil is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dan, who was her tender caregiver; children Dan Althoff, Jr. and Carolyn (William) Fridley; brothers Joe Houston (Lou) Andrew, Walter (Clara) Andrew, and sister Bea (Joe) Carpentieri; grandchildren Christian, James and Maria Buttner; and great-grandchildren Ryan Buttner and Hailey Cashman. Sybil was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Nick Andrew and Cora Knight Andrew, sister Asia Carolyn Cooper, and brother Marion Andrew.

A Rosary will be said in her memory Thursday evening, October 13 at 6:30 pm in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, followed by visitation 7:00-8:00 pm.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 14, at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Father William Kelly, presiding. Interment will follow at H. Warren Smith Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 14, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sybil C. Althoff

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Ray Knight

October 13, 2011

I was certainly saddened to learn of the death of my cousin Sybil. I know each of her family will miss her greatly in Florida also her family and friends in Georgia. Many miles separate us in life but we always remember the closeness of family and when we were all young. My family has always felt close kinship with the family of Uncle Joe and Aunt Cora and I shall remember Sybil as I last saw her.

Ray Knight - 595 Ridgeway Rd.,- Covington, GA. 770-787-9687

Brian & Brenda Polding

October 12, 2011

We have known few people with the bright spirit of "Shugs". We were always taken with her warmth and positive attitude ever since we met her and the rest of Dan's family during our days at the University of Florida. When we were with Sybil we felt like we were "family". Brenda appreciated her delightful sense of humor and spirit in her visits to the Mayo Clinic. The day was brighter because she had been there. Shugs was funny, witty and generous and we are fortunate to have known her. Brian and Brenda Polding