Important appeal: Did you know Michael Syrett?

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Walsall Road in Darlaston, where Michael Syrett lived. Image from Google Streetview.

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council last Wednesday, August 13th 2014 and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

I must admit, this is a sad case and these do tug at my heart quite a bit – imagine passing away and leaving so little information of yourself known. How terribly tragic.

Plea to find family of deceased former teacher

Local residents are being asked to help with the search for relatives of a recently deceased man.

Environmental health officers are keen to get in touch with any family members of Mr Michael Syrett of 154 Walsall Road, Darlaston who passed away in his home on Saturday 9 August.

His full date of birth is unknown but he was thought to be aged 76 when he died and was born on 27 June.

Mr Syrett was never married. Both of his parents died in the 1990s and he had no siblings.

He was born in Wales and moved to Darlaston to train as a teacher. He taught at Darlaston Comprehensive School and was retired at the time of his death.

He was also actively involved with the Church Lad’s and Church Girl’s Brigade.

Neil Harris, principal environmental health officer, said: ‘We would like to pass on our condolences to Mr Syrett’s family and friends.

‘We would be grateful to hear from any relatives of Mr Syrett or anyone who might have helpful information about his family so that they can make proper arrangements for his funeral.

‘We appreciate this may be difficult as his parents have passed away and he had no siblings, but we encourage anyone with information they think may be useful to get in touch.’

If anyone has any information about Mr Syrett’s family they are asked to contact Julie Faulkner in environmental health on 01922 653018.

Thanks in advance. If anyone would prefer no to contact the council directly for whatever reason, email me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot come and I’ll pass any messages on. 


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4 Responses to Important appeal: Did you know Michael Syrett?

  1. adam malbon says:

    A quick Google search shows me he was a bassoon player with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, I should imagine there are a lot of friends to be found there.

  2. sox123 says:

    This man was my music teacher at Darlaston Comprehensive in the early 70s. A strict man, but a truly dedicated teacher. He was responsible for introducing me to quality audio equipment (he was a big Sony separates fan). I went on to become a Bang & Olufsen nut (and owner in 1974). Also he played prog rock as well as classical in the classroom on the new hi fi there.

    I went on to design sound systems for expensive cars in the early 80s all of this certainly influenced by this man. One of the best. So sorry to hear of his passing.

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