Sylvester was born on June 17, 1948 and passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Sylvester was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing. He was graduated Melrose High School in 1966 and attended four years of college at St. Cloud State just shy of graduation. Syl reluctantly joined the Army National Guard. Sylvester was married to Elaine. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM Thursday April 20 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Visitation will be Wednesday April 19 2017 from 5-8 PM at Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at church on Thursday.