Francis W. “Hank” Sylvester

August 16, 1928 - March 25, 2018
Francis W. “Hank” Sylvester

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Francis W. “Hank” Sylvester, 89, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Harry and Mary Usilton Sylvester. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen and Patricia.

Francis retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII and graduated from both Beacom and Wharton Business College. Francis attended Main Street Baptist Church and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed golf and watching sports.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Margaret Finney Sylvester; daughter, Susan Sylvester Lindeman and husband Keith; their children, Nathan and Mason; son, Michael Stuart Sylvester and wife Linda, and their children, Leann, Katy, Trinon and Matthew.

Per his request no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, 202 S Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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  • March 28, 2018
    Joe says:
    I had a brief chance to visit with Hank in his last week at another SNF. He cared for Margaret deeply and relied on her strength for his own. I wish I had known his wonderful history that we might have visited more about his tremendous experiences and add some supportive comfort.