BURLINGTON - Mr. Francis Joseph "Frank" Sylvester, 90, of Twin Lakes Community, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Twin Lakes Coble Healthcare Center. He had been in ill health for an extended period of time.
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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Benedict Sylvester and the late Lucy Sylvestri Sylvester and was married for more than 61 years to Mrs. Jane Cornetta Sylvester, who survives. Mr. Sylvester was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a former employee of General Foods Corporation for more than 20 years and later retired from the Thomas J. Lipton Company with more than 20 years of service. Frank was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed sports, cooking and working on his computer.
Frank is survived by his wife of the home; his daughter, Arlene Sylvester Fricke and her husband, Michael, of Dallas, Texas; his son, Donald Francis Sylvester and his wife, Elizabeth, of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Brian Sylvester and his wife, Julie, Daniel Sylvester, Kristen Sylvester and Breanna Fricke; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Noah and Evan Sylvester; and a sister, Esther Sylvester of Matthews, N.C.
A memorial mass with military honors will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the May Foley Chapel at Twin Lakes by the Rev. Bryant Cullinane, O.F.M. Conv. A reception will be held at a date and time to be announced by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 1 to July 2, 2014