Sylvester C. Wright

Dec. 31, 1930 – April 23, 2012

Sylvester C. Wright, 81, of Garfield, Ark., passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Sylvester was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Milwaukee, the son of John and Helen Wright.

He graduated from Waukesha High School and attended Carroll College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return to Waukesha, he worked as a property manager. Sylvester and Melba moved to the Lost Bridge Village near Garfield in 1985. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerome Wright.

He is survived by his loving wife, Melba Wright, of the home; children, John Wright of California, James Wright of Texas, Thomas Wright and wife Bonnie of Wisconsin, Pamela Wright and husband Robert Beckwith of California and Jane Wright of Arizona; two grandsons; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, in the chapel at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, and burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank in memory of Sylvester.