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Leland F. SylvesterJuly 8, 1925 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 92)
Leland "Lee" Sylvester, of Townsend Delaware, born in Wilmington Delaware on July 8, 1925, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 92.
He is survived by his sons, Ron of Felton, Lee of Townsend and his significant other Kathy, Allen of Newark and his wife Mary, and Paul of Townsend and his significant other Lydel; his grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Michael, Kerri and her husband John, Jason, Sherri and her husband Corey, and Scott; great grandchildren, Katie, Sebastian, Ryan, Brayden, Charlotte, and Allison; and his great great granddaughter, Charlotte.
Lee is preceded in death by the love of his life, childhood sweetheart, and wife of 73 years, Jean Sylvester. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Alice; his brother, William; and his daughter-in-laws, Elizabeth Ann and Carolyn.
Leland was a World War II veteran, a Corporal in the 470th Quartermaster Truck Company, stationed in Saipan. He was thankful to Harry S. Truman for bringing him home safely from the war to his wife Jean.
Lee enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid hunter. Hunting was a lifelong passion that he passed down to his sons. He was one of the first persons to get a license and kill a deer with a bow & arrow in Delaware.
In 1979 Lee began to build his dream home in Townsend with his sons. After his and Jean’s home was built, he began landscaping and planting trees on the five plus acres property and even dug a pond and stream from a small creek. The pond when it was finished had different features that he named after all five of his grandchildren.
Lee loved his annual winter travels to Florida with his wife Jean. He will be dearly missed by his family. But he is now reunited with his soul mate, Jean, and cruising the Tamiami Trail.
A viewing will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30 pm in the in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, where funeral services will begin at 12:30 pm.
Burial will follow at The Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE at 2:00pm.