Sylvester, Sr., Benjamin, of North Haledon, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born and raised in Paterson, Benjamin had lived in North Haledon for the past 55 years. He worked as a pattern maker for John Royal and Sons in Paterson and was a parishioner at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Paterson. John was a tremendously skilled woodworker and devoted father and husband.
Benjamin was the beloved husband of the late Lida (nee: Cetrangolo) Sylvester (2015). Loving father of Cynthia Hyer and her husband Harry, Anthony Sylvester, Sharon Izzi and her husband Norman and Benjamin Sylvester, Jr. and his wife Kathy. Dear grandfather of Jessica Jacques and her husband Christoph, Jennifer Reeves and her husband Mark, Matthew Izzi and his wife Sherry Hughes and Laurel Izzi. Dearest great-grandfather of Sophie, Hugo, Marinna, Justin, Michael, Olivia, Zoey and J.J.
Funeral will depart at 9:00am on Friday, November 10, 2017 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne for a 9:30am funeral mass at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Paterson. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.