“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Sylvester was born in Morristown, NJ, and graduated from Weequahic High School. He loved his dog, Budda, and always wanted to be a pilot when he grew up. He enlisted in the Navy in 1979 where he worked his way up through the ranks to become a Master Chief Aviation Supervisor. In his free time, Sylvester enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was very committed to his military career and served for 20 years. His son, Jamel, spoke of working with his dad at a part-time job at a limousine service. Jamel cleaned the vehicles and his father would drive them. “It was the simple memories I miss about my father,” Jamel said. “I am super proud of him and his accomplishments.” Sylvester is remembered by his wife, Andriana, two sons, Jamel and DeSean, and a daughter, Nekia.