Patricia Cyganowski Slygh, Parkinson’s group director

March 16, 2023

Patricia Cyganowski Slygh, 64, of Georgetown, formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born in Bloomsburg, Pa., to her late parents Alfred J. Cyganowski and Mary Ruth (Steiner) Cyganowski.

Patricia proudly served her country as a civil servant working for the Department of Defense and the State Department. After her retirement, she became very involved with the Parkinson’s Education and Support Group of Sussex County, due to her husband’s progressing Parkinson’s disease. She eventually became director of the group, a position she had held for the last several years, even after her husband’s passing. Patricia’s tireless dedication to the group and her community will be dearly missed. She was a loving wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Patricia is preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Edward Slygh, formerly of Georgetown. She is survived by her children, Alicen and her husband Brad Dingman of Chesapeake, Va., and Joseph and his wife Sarah (Arminger) Slygh of Bel Air, Md.; her sister, Jean and her husband Mike Chiveral of Essex, Md.; and her grandchildren and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 19, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, with an additional viewing held the same evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private at Delaware Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Patricia’s memory to Parkinson's Education and Support Group of Sussex County, P.O. Box 56, Lewes, DE 19958.

Visit Mrs. Slygh's Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook located at


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