Lee Hinchliffe Sylvester
1934 - 2014 CLARKSBURG Lee Hinchliffe Sylvester, 80, of 761 Cross Road, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home. He was born in Williamstown on May 30, 1934, a son of Theodore and Etta (Baker) Sylvester. He graduated from Williamstown High School in 1952. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Korean Conflict as a E-6. Upon his discharge from the Navy he continued his service in the Naval Reserves in Pittsfield as a Chief Petty Officer. He was employed by New England Telephone Co. and later Verizon for 46 years, retiring in 2003. He was a 55-year member of the Williams Lodge of Masons in Williamstown. He was also a member of the Knights Templar in North Adams, and a Melha Shriners, and a member of the board of health and planning board in Clarksburg. He was a member of the Frank R. Stiles American Legion Post #125 in North Adams. He enjoyed restoring his 1962 Corvette with his son, as well as traveling and target shooting. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Nancy Thompson, whom he married on Oct. 5, 1963. He also leaves a daughter, Becky Sylvester of North Adams; a son, Jeffrey Sylvester of Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Robert and Taylor Pecor; a sister, Inez Wise of Jackson, Miss.; two brothers, George and John Sylvester of Williamstown, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Theodore, and Robert Sylvester. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service for Lee Sylvester will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the All Saints Church in North Adams. Burial with military honors will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Springfield, through the FLYNN AND DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA. To send a card or a message please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 12, 2014