Maynard P. Sylvester Jr.
July 16, 1946 ‒ May 12, 2020
Maynard Pershing Sylvester Jr. (Butch) to all that knew him, passed away May 12, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Growing up in Berkley, Massachusetts, he acquired a passion for being outdoors, an exceptional ability to fix anything, and his unmistakable accent.
Immediately after graduating high school in 1964, Butch joined the Massachusetts National guard where he excelled as a combat engineer to the rank of Staff Sergeant. While serving in the Guard, Butch studied to become a machinist and worked at the August Electronics Company where he met Lorraine his wife of 55 years. In 1970 they moved to Ohio where Butch attended the Police academy and became a Shawnee Hills police officer. He went on to have multiple careers, including General Manager of 4 Exxon locations around Columbus, teaching machine trades, teaching automotive and diesel mechanics, General Manager of the Western Auto truck maintenance shop, and becoming an owner operator of his own trucking business.
Butch is survived by his wife Lorraine, two sons and six grandchildren. Steve and Annette Sylvester of Lancaster, OH and their children, Kattie, Tommy, and Matt. John Sylvester of Salisbury, MD and his children, Morgan, Jack, and Adam.
Those that knew Butch best know that he would always help anyone in need and was not one to be the center of attention. In lieu of funeral services, to honor Butch’s character we ask that all who wish to participate, please make a donation to St Jude’s Children’s Research hospital. Please share your donations on Butch’s Facebook account or at snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware.