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Joseph M. Sylvester
Joseph M. Sylvester

We just lost the most wonderful husband and father, Joseph M. Sylvester, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the age of 78.

He was born Nov. 19, 1937, in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was stationed with the U.S. 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 and Hunter; and great-grandchildren, Adriana and Jackson.

There will never be anybody who could replace Joseph.

The family will celebrate his life with a formal ceremony at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicans Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

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