John “Jack” Sylvester - December 12, 2017

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       RAVENA – John “Jack” Sylvester, 71, passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Jack was born and raised in Whitesboro, NY and had lived in Ravena for 40 years.  He was the son of the late Morris and Annette Sylvester.  Jack graduated with an associate’s degree from Paul Smith’s College.  He was a proud US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and later was a member of the Army Reserves.  He retired in 2002 after many years of service with the Mine, Safety & Health Administration in Albany.  Jack was a communicant of The Church of St. Patrick and was very active in the church community.  He was also an active member of the Ravena Grange.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

     Survivors include his loving wife, Judith “Judy” Sylvester; daughters, Dawn (Greg) Sylvester and Kim Sylvester; siblings, Lorraine Williamson, Raymond (Donna) Sylvester and Mary Sylvester; sisters-in-law, Janet Penge, JoEllen (Jim) Frederick and Jill Gentile; many nieces and nephews.  Jack was predeceased by his brothers, William and Michael Sylvester.

     A funeral mass will be held 1 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Church of St. Patrick, Ravena.  Friends may call at the church prior to the service starting at 12:15 PM.  In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider a donation in memory of Jack to the Church of St. Patrick Food Pantry, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.