Marjorie J. Sylver

April 15, 2013 

WEST CARTHAGE, N.Y.    Marjorie Jean Sylver, 83, formerly of Dalton Estates, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, April 14, at the Hospice of Jefferson County, Ellis Farm, Watertown.

Born March 31, 1930, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy Powell Mosher, she was a 1948 graduate of Augustinian Academy in Carthage. 

She married Clarence “Slim” Sylver on July 5, 1948, at St. James Church, Carthage. 

Mr. Sylver was a custodian at the West Carthage Elementary School for many years. Marjorie was a bookkeeper for the former Gurnett Insurance Agency in Carthage and for twelve years worked at Northland Agency LTD in Watertown, retiring in October 1982. 

The couple moved to Florida after their retirement. Mr. Sylver died March 1, 2002. 

Marge returned to Carthage in 2005, living at Dalton Estates. She lived for a brief time at the Jefferson County Adult Home until her recent illness.

Surviving are three daughters and two son-in-laws, Sister Constance Marie Sylver SSJ of Watertown, Deborra and Paul Dorcher, South Weare, N.H., and Susan and Tom King, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons and their wives, Stephen and Gail Sylver, Montgomery Ctr., Vt., and Alan and Julie Sylver, Carthage; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Lou Stone, Punta Gorda, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. George F. Maroun, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Black River Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.