Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Harold and Mary Elizabeth (Bolster) Sylvester; father of Timothy (Deborah) Sylvester; grandfather of Christopher (Tanya Toste) Sylvester and Andrew Sylvester; brother of John (Jack) Sylvester, James Sylvester, June Sousa and the late Gerald Sylvester and Helen Paiva. He attended Bristol schools and was drafted out of school into the Army serving during World War II, where he served in the military police command at German-Italian Prisoner of War camps in North Carolina. He was a senior clerk for Kaiser Aluminum retiring after 42 years.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St., Bristol. Funeral services follow from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol. Burial will follow in the North Burial Ground in Bristol.
Memorial donations may be made to Narragansett Council, PO Box 14777,10 Risho Ave., East Providence, RI 02914. See www.limafh.com.