Sylvia Holcomb


March 11, 1927 - Jan. 16, 2013



Sylvia Holcomb, 85, a lifelong resident of Palmyra, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.


Sylvia was born March 11, 1927, the daughter of the late William and Isabelle (Palmersheim) Reich. She married Arnold “Ozzie” Holcomb on June 26, 1946. Sylvia enjoyed casinos, playing cards, going out to dinner and playing daily cribbage with her husband to see “who would be boss for the day.”


Sylvia is the cherished mother of Arnold (Donna) Holcomb of Palmyra and William (Cindy) Holcomb of Palmyra; beloved grandmother of Shawn (Matt) Olson, Craig (Leah Zuba) Holcomb, Brad (Christine) Holcomb, Scott Holcomb and Amy (Chad) McGlothlen; great-grandmother of Darin, Brady, Brianna, Colin, Morgan, Kevin, Katie, Lauren and Dylan; and dear sister of Carol (Joseph) Ferraro and Lorraine Reich. Sylvia is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Ozzie, in October 2012; and two brothers, Eugene and Warren Reich.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Monday, Jan. 21, at Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Steven Blyth officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  


Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory is assisting the family, 495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go to