Andover, MA — Richard W. Sylvester Jr. , 48, of Andover, MA died at his home Thursday January 10, 2013. Rich was born in Woburn, MA. He grew up in Bedford, NH and graduated from Manchester West High School with the class of 1982. He then went on to co-found NER Construction Management with his father. Their father/son business became the industry leader in masonry restoration in New England. The company went on to win numerous prestigious awards, and helped restore many major landmarks in the city of Boston, including the Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, and the Massachusetts State House. Rich had a zest for life and enjoyed being outdoors at his home in Vermont. He spent his free time snowmobiling, racecar driving, and jetskiing.
Rich had many close friends and family, who loved his infectious smile and charismatic personality. Richard was pre-deceased by his father, Richard W. Sylvester, Sr. formerly of Rye Beach, NH. He is survived by his mother Denise (Walsh) Sylvester of Rye Beach, NH, his sister Tina Sylvester of Rye Beach, NH , his children, Nicholas, Carina, and Jackson, all of Andover, MA, nieces Samantha, Jenna, Sara, Laura, and Charissa, and nephews Brian and Justin.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Monday in the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA. from 4pm- 8pm. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30am at the Rye Central cemetery, Central Rd., Rye Beach NH. Following the burial, the family invites attendees to a luncheon at the Abenaque Country Club. For those who would like, donations can be made in Richard’s honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Association at Joslin.org. For directions or to leave a condolence please see www.cataudellafh.com