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Sylvester "Sy" Mihovan

1916-2012 EASTHAMPTON, MA Sylvester "Sy" Mihovan, age 96, of 100 Bassett Brook Drive and formerly of Lenox, died peacefully at his residence on Wednesday October 31, 2012.

He was born in Boston, Mass., on June 4, 1916 and was the son of George and Annie (Mnoholitney) Mihovan. Sylvester was raised in Everett, Mass., and was educated in Everett's public schools and a graduate from Everett High School with the Class of 1934. He then continued his education at the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance, graduating in 1936, then in 1940 attended the Wentworth Institute.

Sylvester then entered the work force, his career started at the General Electric Company in Lynn, Mass. before transferring to the it's Pittsfield location, there he worked for thirty eight years, retiring in 1979 as a Financial Analyst & Inventory control specialist.

While working in Pittsfield, he and his wife Elizabeth Louise (Thresher) Mihovan resided in Lenox. where they raised their three children and remained there until Elizabeths death on April 29, 1999 then moving to Easthampton, Mass.

He was a very devoted member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox, there he was a Vestryman and past Treasurer and was a member of Saint Phillips Episcopal Church in Easthampton. His social life also involved being the past treasurer for both the 28 Couples Bridge Club and the Cranwell Golf League. Sylvester loved playing golf, traveling, gardening and woodworking.

Sylvester is survived by his loving family, a daughter: Betsy P. Macdonald and her husband Greg of Florence, Mass., two sons: Steven J. Mihovan of New York City, N.Y., Frank G. Mihovan and his wife Patricia Crowley of Lexington, Mass., Six grandchildren; Hugh Macdonald and his wife Kelly, Carl Macdonald and his wife Heather, Andy Macdonald and his wife Brooke, Michael Mihovan and his wife Gabriela, Mary Mihovan and Catherine Mihovan, five great grandchildren, Oscar, Aiden, Lucas, Kylie and Gavin. One brother; Walter Mihovan of Everett, two sisters; Mary Duggan of Winchester and Pauline Mihovan of Everett, cousins, many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Sylvester was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth, and three brothers; George Mihovan, Steven Mihovan and Victor Mihovan.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Sylvester's Funeral Services will be held on Friday November 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 26 Washington Street, Malden, MA. He then will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Elizabeth at the Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Calling Hours for Mr. Mihovan will be held on Thursday November 8 from 4-6pm at the GRAHAM FUNERAL HOME, 18 Adams Street, Easthampton whom has been entrusted with providing for Sylvester's Care and Services. Donation's are requested to the Trinity Episcopal Church, Kemple Street, Lenox, MA. 01240
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 5, 2012
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