Alden E. Sylvester

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Alden E. Sylvester

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SYLVESTER, Alden E., 81, MARS HILL, April 4, 2012. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Mars Hill.

    MARS HILL – Alden E. Sylvester, 81, crossed over in the arms of God surrounded by his loving family, April 4, 2012. He was born March 6, 1931, in Mars Hill, the son of Rowe and Esther (Ginsen) Sylvester.

    He was a member of the Mars Hill United Methodist Church, where his greatest love was singing in the choir. He was a devoted Mason of Aroostook Lodge # 197 A.F & A.M. of Mars Hill. Alden retired after 33 years of service with Coles Express. During his retirement, he developed a love of golf and bowling with his senior companions.

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Hart Sylvester of Mars Hill; his five children, Linda Garland and her husband, James of Madison, Aldene Saucier and her husband, Matthew of Kingston, NH, Colleen Stitham and her husband, Stephen of Mars Hill, Wayne Sylvester and his wife, Kim of Skowhegan, and Renae Crouse and her husband, Jake of Blaine; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Marie Pierce and her husband, Wendell; a brother, Galen Sylvester; a sister-in-law, Joyce Hart; several nieces, nephews and many special friends.

    Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Margaret Sylvester; a brother-in-law, Robert Hart, and father- and mother-in-law, James and Evelyn Hart.

    Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Mars Hill United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sue Brown officiating. Relatives and friends called at the church from noon until the time of the service. Interment was in the Kings Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to The American Cancer Society, New England Div. One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at