Hugh D. Sylvester, of St. Thomas, died March 12, 2020, in the Virgin Islands. He was 79 years old. Hugh was married to Lelar Sylvester and had five children out their union. After graduating from Charlotte Amalie High school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Hugh was awarded the following declarations, National Defense service medal, Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal, Longevity service award as well as, the Good Conduct medal. He was proceeded in death by mother, Amanda Downs Sylvester; Father- Albourne Sylvester; sister Gerda Mitchel Parson,;brothers-Melvin, Listen, and sons Glenn and Gregory Sylvester.
He is survived by his ex-wife Lelar Sylvester; daughters, Diane Sylvester, Varee Sylvester; step-daughter, Denice Thomas; and son Gerald Sylvester; brother, Lawrence Sylvester Sr.; sister, Myrna Sylvester; Special Niece, Karen Almestica and 17 grandchildren, as well as 26 great grandchildren and many families and friends.
The first viewing will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with service at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2020, at Turnbull Funeral Home and Crematory Services. Interment will be at Easter Cemetery, Smith Bay. The Funeral Services for Hugh D. Sylvester can be viewed livestream on Turnbull’s Funeral Home Facebook page.