Joseph M. Sylvester

November 19, 1937 - November 7, 2015
Joseph M. Sylvester

We just lost the most wonderful husband and father, Joseph M. Sylvester on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

He was born November 19, 1937 in Scotch Plains, NJ. He was stationed in the Army for the Berlin Crisis, where he met his wife, Christa Sylvester. They were married in 1963. He leaves behind his wife; four children, Andreas Sylvester and wife Lisa, Michael Sylvester, Christa Marie McGill and husband Kevin, and Steven Sylvester (Mindy); grandchildren, Shannon Leann, Gavin, Bridget, Hunter, great grandchildren Adriana, and Jackson.

There will never be anybody that could replace Joseph.

The family will celebrate his life with a formal ceremony at a later date “sometime down the road”

In lieu of flowers make a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicans Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to www.mercyhospice.org.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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