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Stephen E. Sylver

1948 ~ 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Stephen Sylver Obituary

Florida - Stephen E. Sylver passed away on September 27, 2023, at his home with his family by his side. He was under the care of Compassionate Hospice. Steve was born on December 26, 1948, to the late Clarence and Marjorie Sylver. He grew up in West Carthage and graduated from Carthage Central School. He enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Korea, Kansas, and New Mexico. As proud as he was of his military service, he was equally as proud of becoming an Eagle Scout. Throughout his life, he encouraged young scouts to become Eagle Scouts. He felt that the training and valuable knowledge remained with him throughout his life. 

While in the service, he married Mary Jewett in 1969. They settled in Jericho, Vermont, where they raised their family. Steve drove tractor-trailers for UPS for over 30 years, retiring in 2004.

Steve enjoyed carpentry projects and used his skills to build a hunting camp in 1987. He enjoyed the solitude and quiet of the Vermont woods. He treasured his hours spent with his daughters and grandchildren, all of whom he was very proud of. He was a member of the American Legion in Winter Haven, Florida, and a life member of the VTW in Essex Junction, Vermont. He was known to enjoy an afternoon at the bar.

Steve and Gail (Bears) Sylver, his second wife, traveled for fourteen years in their camper, seeing most of the US, including a summer in Alaska. Summers were spent in Vermont and Saranac Lake and winters in Florida. Due to illness, Florida became a permanent residence in 2022.

Steve is survived by his wife, Gail; his daughters, Tausha (Adam) Sylver in Shelburne, Vermont, and Lisa (Sven) Tareen, and Lisa’s two children, Sam and India, all of whom live in Ottawa, Canada. He is also survived by his three sisters, Sister Constance Sylver of Carthage, New York, Dob Doscher of Weare, New Hampshire, and Sue King of Portage, Michigan, as well as a sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephew. He is predeceased by his parents, his younger brother, Alan, and his beloved dog Button.

Steve will be remembered for his courage when fighting adversity, his quiet demeanor, his dry humor, and his care and giving spirit in helping others. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends who knew him well. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. 500 State Street Carthage, NY 13619. To leave a message of sympathy for Stephen’s family please visit and sign the tribute wall.

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