KDKA Mourns Loss Of Freelance Photographer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It is with deep sadness that we tell you about the death of one of the behind-the-scenes people here at KDKA who went above and beyond to bring you the news.

Tom Sypula was a freelance photographer who out-hustled everyone in town to bring us the news from the Washington County area.

On Sunday morning, Sypula was on the scene of a pre-dawn accident, doing what he always did to get the story. Tragically, he collapsed and died at the scene.

Sypula was battling cancer and was mourning the loss of a son.

He leaves behind a wife and a daughter. They are in our prayers.

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  1. Larry Lash Linamen says:

    Tom You will be missed…a bigger than life guy that i was lucky enough to grow up with and play high school football with.. My heart goes out to charlotte and family…

  2. Thomas Rezak says:

    Tommy was a long time friend from Tarentum, a great kid and a good athlete. A nephew of Joe and Dorothy Rezak. On behalf of the Rezak family, our most profound sorrow and sympathy to Tom’s wife, children and the Sypula family.

    Tom Rezak

  3. Anita Biers says:

    I remember him at Washington Park one warm December day when my grandson and other kids were playing outside. The last time I saw him was in the middle of my street on August 4, 2010 when lightning destroyed my home. It seemed like I saw him a lot on the job and now I finally know his name. He will surely be missed.

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