Paul Pasquale Sylvester, 92, of New Stanton, PA died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born March 10, 1927 in Armbrust, PA. Son of the late Raymond Michael and Leona Mary Philip Sylvester. He was a graduate of the former Youngwood High School Class of 1945. After graduating high school, he went on to join the U.S. Navy where he was an electrician during World War II on the USS FREMONT APA-44 in the South Pacific. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Youngwood, PA, serving as money counter and CSA collection representative. He always said Jesus was his best friend. He was a former owner and operator of Sylvester Glass and Radiator Company in Youngwood, PA for over thirty years. Paul was a true perfectionist. He enjoyed making scale models of airplanes and boats. Also, over the years he made and repaired violins for customers. He enjoyed playing the fiddle and loved to work on his farm. He often stated, “I love to be out in God’s beautiful nature.” It was like heaven working outside for him. He is preceded in death by both parents, his loving wife of 65 years – Regina M. Oravetz Sylvester, one daughter – Jean Ann Sylvester Schall, one sister – Dolores Joan Sylvester D’Angelo and one brother – Raymond Michael Sylvester Jr. He is survived by one daughter – Paula Marcinik and husband Stan of New Stanton, PA, one granddaughter – Christina Marcinik Horan and husband Jared of Virginia and two great grandchildren – Hannah Grace and Hayley Horan. Friends will be received from 4 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church 711 Depot Street Youngwood, PA 15697 with Fr. William McGuirk officiating. Interment will follow at the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, PA with Armbrust Veterans accorded with full military honors. All of those wishing to attend the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church.
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