- Roger Sheldon Sylvester, 86, a longtime resident of Carmel, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, at his daughter's home. Roger was born in Carmel on June 17, 1930, to Clarence and Hazel (Smith) Sylvester. He married the love of his life, Jeanette St. Louis, on May 15, 1950, in Bangor, and settled in Carmel where they raised their family.
Roger could usually be found in his workshop devoting many hours working on a stained glass project or woodworking.
Surviving are his children, Brenda Theriault and her husband Stanley of Waterville, and her children Tim, Terra, Wayne, and Kristi; and Michael Sylvester and his wife Wanda of Greenbush, and his children Richard and Jason. A special daughter-in-law, Coreen (Missy) Sylvester of Carmel and her & Ricky's children Jennifer and Justin, and foster son David Campbell of Northfield and his children Chelsea and Dylan, along with 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his younger brother Harrison Sylvester.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; a son, Ricky Sylvester; and sisters Laurel and Clarice.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caregivers of MaineGeneral Hospice.
Per Roger's wishes, there will be no services or visiting hours at this time. A graveside service will be scheduled for the spring for Roger and Jeanette.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Development Office
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104
Arrangements are under the care of Dan and Scott's Cremation & Funeral Services, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.