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Bridget Syron  passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her family home surrounded by “ALS Sucks” signs, life-long friends, and devoted family members.
Born on February 18, 1964, Bridget was preceded in death by Mary Therese Syron (mother) and Maureen Syron-Wood (sister). She is survived by Lloyd Syron (father), Colleen Syron (sister), Dr. Shawn Syron (brother), and Molly Syron-Gerig (sister).

As one of five kids and one of dozens of cousins, she was known for always organizing the mischievous fun. Pots and pans became instruments, window reflections became the Michael Jackson danceathon audience members, bent toy guns became the ultimate around the corner weapon, Nancy Drew books became secret hiding vessels, and baby sisters became mascots. Whether it was a pickup football game or a Whiting bike ride down hidden backyard alleys, she was sure to be at the heart of the adventure.

Bridget was a graduate of Pontiac Catholic where she was a star athlete (medaling in softball, basketball, and golf all four years) and a beloved friend, the school photojournalist, and a fun-loving, rule-breaking social leader (no rooftops allowed). She continued playing golf at the University of Michigan where she played on the women’s varsity golf team while earning a Bachelor’s degree. The deep friendships she formed in these eight years of school continued her whole life. Whether on the baseball field, hanging out at 1033, or sailing across Glen Lake, Bridget was always surrounded by dear friends.

Like many Trekkies who “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Bridget graduated and began a year-long camping adventure across the US. Alone and empowered she captured the world through the lens of her camera and the wit of her writing.

In her classic 1967 VW Beetle, Bridget finally ventured to Beantown (Boston) where she started as a carpenter’s assistant. Eventually, she used her organizational skills to become an inventory manager for large retail organizations. Seeking out the best of life, she was always a familiar figure at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Museum of Art, the Red Cross (volunteering), women’s rights protests, or the corner hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant.

In 1995, she returned to Michigan to help the family business, Pontiac Country Club. Following her passions, she started the business’s recycling and inventory programs. She founded the hilarious Razzmatazz golf tournament (held for 14 years) where, as her favorite actress Katharine Hepburn would say, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Bridget embodied this at home when she made every door frame of her house at a different angle.
As the years went on, Bridget’s health started to deteriorate. No matter what, she held her head high. From her next-door neighbor to the postal delivery driver, to the food-service service vendors, Bridget tried to mask her pain with stories, jokes, conversation, and - sometimes - politics. She always felt the life around her personally and deeply.

Hours after being diagnosed with ALS, Bridget made the brave decision to enter hospice care and to return to her childhood home to live out the time she had left. Her dying wish was to not have a typical funeral, but instead a boisterous tailgate party surrounded by photo albums filled with memories, hundreds of toys, and amazing friends.

Memorial gifts can be applied in the form of a donation directed to the ALS Association to find the CAUSE and CURE for ALS. A link to a donation site can be found on the Pontiac Country Club Facebook page or: https://m.facebook.com/sg/donate_check_out/?fundraiser_id=454997225577376&donate_ref=fundraiser_for_story&source_data%5Bsource_name%5D=fundraiser_for_story&source_data%5Bsource_id%5D=454997225577376&source_data%5Bquick_promotion_id%5D&source_data%5Bmsite_source_interface%5D=ipad&is_monthly_subscription=0&deeplink_mode=basic&redirected_for_ios=1&_rdr
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For all those who loved her, we share your pain. She is missed.

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Her dying wish was to not have a typical funeral, but instead a boisterous tailgate party surrounded by photo albums filled with memories, hundreds of toys, and amazing friends.

Memorial gifts can be applied in the form of a donation directed to the ALS Association to find the CAUSE and CURE for ALS. A link to a donation site can be found on the Pontiac Country Club Facebook page or: ALS Donation Link
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