Craig Clynn Sylvester, 74, passed away at home on July 12, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones.
Craig was born on October 28, 1947. He was the first-born to Alvin and Joyce Sylvester. Craig was a veteran of the Army, stationed in Germany. He was a true patriot, showing his patriotism by flying the American flag at his home in the front and back yard, on his vehicle and scooter for all to see, He retired from the Nevada test site as a Teamster. He was a member of the Timing and Firing crew for experiments done at ground zero. He remained lifetime friends with his co-workers from the Test Site until his passing. He and Linda spent their retirement in beautiful Florence, Oregon. After Linda's passing, Craig's children convinced him to move back to Salt Lake City, where he was able to spend time with Roni before her passing, and developed a close relationship with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Craig was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved camping. He was a man of few words. Craig was a doer. He enjoyed working on cars and making home improvements along with some wood-working. Upon returning to Salt Lake, Craig also hung out with his closest cousin, Bill Goulding, who recently preceded him in death. Craig and Bill attended many car shows and events together and shared many stories of the past with laughs. Craig's children learned a bit more of their dad in his younger days!
Craig had three girls with his ex-wife Katheryn Seick: Roni Marie Schuring (Nick Schuring), Michelle Lee Britt (Randy Britt) and children Ashley France, Amanda Lewis, Shay Holton, and Robert Craig Holton, and Angela Kay Peterson and children Nichelle Livingston, Rylee Sylvester, and Brenda Sylvester. Craig also had two step-children with grandchildren: Robin Moses (Eddie and children), and Dennis Looney (and children). He is survived by his sisters Shawna Dunn (George Dunn, and nieces and great nieces and nephews), Pamela Sylvester (nephew and niece and great niece), and half-brother Mike Tippets (niece). Craig was preceded in death by his wife Linda Sylvester; mother, Joyce Tippets; father, Alvin; step-mother Edna Sylvester and his eldest daughter Roni Marie Schuring.
Craig will be missed by so many. His legacy and memories will live on forever in his friends and family.
Please join the family for Military Honors beginning at 2:00 followed by a gathering to share memories of Craig.
BUDDY, I ENJOYED WORKING WITH YOU, YOU WERE MY GO- TO MAN WHEN I NEEDED HELP. YOU, AND THE WAREHOUSE CREW HAD THE BAD PART OF THE CLASSIFIED RUNS, WHILE I HAD THE CLASSIFIED UNIT, YOU GUYS HAD THE TRACE ELEMENTS. REMEMBER, THE MAGIC YELLOW ROPE AND TAPE. SAVE A PLACE FOR ME. FLY HIGH CRAIG, ALWAYS OZZIE
My thoughts are of the family of Craig at this sad time, Please take care of each other and support each other!!!
Craig, you will be missed dearly 🙏 We love you so much. Bill will be waiting for you along with a lot of other family members as well. Love you