SYLVESTRE, Claude was born on June 28, 1952, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Lilia Sylvestre and Maxso Michel. His father was a Captain Avaitor in Haiti and his mother was a Business Merchant. The Sylvestre family was associated with various regions of Haiti, the government and with many local community businesses. Claude attended school and completed college in Haiti and earned his Diplome des Lettres, Philosophieet Langues (Bachelor in Literature, Philosophy & Languages). He was an education pioneer for the Sylvestre family and was dearly admired and loved. Claude was fluent in French, Creole and Spanish. He later continued his advance studies at New York City College of Technology. He was fascinated by learning and read the newspaper daily. Claude always kept up to date on current events and enjoyed watching sport such as Haitian/international footbul (soccer) and baseball –he loved the Red Sox. Claude also was a businessman in Haiti, managing a restaurant and numerous properties. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a strong man who helped many families and friends. Claude migrated to the United States in 1980. Claude spent many years in Brooklyn, NY and traveled often to Maimi, Florida and continued to reside in Randolph, Massachussets. In Haiti, Claude managed restaurant business and properties for his Godmother, Theresa Claud, who he cared for dearly and who helped him developed his business skills. He worked for many years in both New York and in Boston. Claude loved working and he drove NYC Taxi and worked in the manufacturing industry for various companies. Claude was married to Marie Carmel Sylvetre for 38years and had three amazing children: Claude Jr, Theresa and David who he adored and loved very much. Claude loves his family and spent a great amount of time nurturing and providing guidance to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his grandchildren and was closed to all but especially with Jaylen. Claude had so much love to give and was a great father. He devoted much of his time and energy to his family. His family will miss him very much but they will miss most his sense of humor and laugher. Claude had some health challenges and later lost his ability to speak after suffering a stroke which was very frustrating for such a scholar. Claude was very determined and strongminded and was firm in his principles. He was very kind and caring in so many ways. Claude leaves behind his wife Marie Carmel Sylvestre, his three children: Claude Jr. (Christine), Theresa, David and a host of grandchildren: Jaylen, Kyree, Imani, Jahmira, Sheyanne, Shanyah, King David, Alayah His mother who he loved so very much and Sister Elsie preceded him in death. Claude’s siblings resides in New York -Brothers: Ernst Sylvestre, Claudel Charles (Debbie) and Sister Nicole Jean-Michel (Anthony) and many nieces and nephews but was especially close to Sony, Yvans, Marcus, Cartilia, Janay, Nailah, Alia, Daquon Jr, Carli, Dawery and many dear family and friends. We love you and we will miss you Claude!. Memorials/Donations to honor Claude Sylvestre can be made to the Sylvestre Family.
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