Memorial

Memorial

Robert Sylvester

Robert Sylvester

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Died

Bobby was a loving father who dedicated his life to making his family happy. His spirit was contagious, and everyone who met him (even briefly) loved him. He loved sports, particularly the NY Jets, Islanders, and Mets, and was super knowledgeable about music from all eras. He was a kind and generous human being who made a tremendous impact on everyone who knew him.

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Jessica Hirsch
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We had the dad who told us we could be whatever we wanted to be, and that whatever we chose to do, he would support us. He never missed a dance recital or a little league game. He constantly told us that raising his three children was the greatest job he ever took on and also the thing he was most proud of. He called us on our birthdays and sang into the phone, ending with a big loud "this is your daddayyy!" He made everyone laugh, and sitting at our dinner table always entailed endless laughter. His struggle with addiction was simply the last chapter in what was a long book. There was so much more to Bobby than his struggle. He lived a beautiful life, and it is defined not just by the hard times he faced, but by the positive impact he had on so many. His three children, his granddaughter, and all of our friends and family who wanted to come to our house growing up because being in his company was so wonderful.

He is gone too soon, and we will miss him for the rest of our lives. Nothing will ever be quite the same without being able to hear his voice or share in his company. We want to do our part to create positive change in our dads honor. We want to keep his memory alive and make him proud. Help us raise money to help future families overcome addiction, and to create a society where prevention is considered just as important as treatment, and where people who struggle with addiction are met with compassion and understanding, not stigma.

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