WORCESTER-William A. Sylvester, 76, of Worcester passed away Thursday, September 14 at his home.
His wife of 37 years, Carole A. (Ciano) Sylvester passed away in 2004. He leaves three sons, Derek P. Sylvester of Worcester, Craig S. Sylvester and his wife, Tami of Worcester and Geoff E. Sylvester and his wife, Annette of Peabody; five grandchildren, Ben, Delaney, Payton, Jacob and Grace; a brother, Ken Sylvester of Boston and nieces and nephews. A sister, Nancy Sylvester predeceased him. He was born in Newton, son of R. William and Marion (Vosburgh) Sylvester and graduated from Belmont High School, Boston University and received his Master's degree in education from Worcester State College. He served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Bill was an educator for the Town of Oxford Middle School for 35 years before retiring. He was known as an avid supporter of all types of local youth sports throughout Worcester. Bill was a coach for Ty Cobb Little League, Main South Legion Baseball, Holy Name High School Basketball, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Basketball and active in the Special Olympics in Oxford. He was a longtime member and held several officer positions with the Main South American Legion Post #341, a place he where he made many lifelong friendships.
Visiting Hours are Tuesday, September 19 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at CALLAHAN~FAY~CASWELL Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 11:00AM in Hawden Park Congregational Church, 6 Clover Street. Burial will be private in Hope Cemetery.