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STEPHEN SYLVANIE SR. Stephen R. Sylvanie Sr., a 55-year resident of Boulder City, passed peacefully the morning of New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014, after battling a long illness. Stephen was born to Harry and Ann Sylvanie in Cornwall, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1948. Stephen was an active member of the community, was the president of the Lake Mead Enhancement Society, an avid hunter, antique collector and award winning professional Bass fisherman. He served two tours in Vietnam earning him a Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal. He was well-known by local youth in the 1980's-1990's for owning "Blips," the only arcade in Boulder City. Stephen worked for the Herbst Corporation as their fleet manager before retiring last year. He was instrumental in building the habitat for, and stocking the local rural fishing pond at Veteran's Memorial Park. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Harry and Jeannette Sylvanie of Beacon, N.Y.; sister, Dr. Nancy Sylvanie and husband James; long-time partner, Kelly Jackson and her children, Jake and Sophie Legat; his children, Michael Sylvanie of Santa Rosa, Calif., Stephen Sylvanie Jr. of Henderson, Thomas and Misty Sylvanie of Las Vegas, Terry and Heather Sylvanie of Henderson, and William Sylvanie of Maryland; and grandchildren, Haylee, Tanner, Kyle, Isabel, Maile, Malia and Kailei. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Blvd. A reception will followed at Dillinger's in downtown Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department to further the stocking of the urban fishing pond at Veterans Memorial Park. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com

Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 9, 2014
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