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Date of Birth: February 1, 1936
Date of Death: March 11, 2002
Alma Mater: Utah
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Obituary - Salt Lake Tribune (March 13, 2002)
Blaine Eugene Sylvester
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, coach and teacher, Blaine Eugene Sylvester 66, passed away peacefully Mon. March 11, 2002 at his home surrounded by his family, from a long battle of congestive heart failure.
He was born in Murray Utah on Feb. 1, 1936 to Julius J. Jacobsen and Cleo L. Bigler, and later adopted by Clinton R. Sylvester. he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Blaine married Karen Corry on March 3, 1962. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple, December 13, 1979.
Blaine is survived by his wife Karen, sons, Cory (Kimberlee) Sylvester and Sean (Minnie) Sylvester, and daughter Nicole (Jason) Lunt; six grandchildren, Parker, Samantha, Skyler, Stockton, Kai and Stanton; brothers Reed and Bob Sylvester and sister, LaRoyce Forsyth. he was preceded in death by his parents and sister Colleen Rayspis.
Blaine received his Bachelors and Master's degree from the University of Utah. He was an All Conference All American baseball pitcher and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Blaine played professional baseball with the Canadian Eskimos and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a baseball scout for the Cincinnati Reds for seven years. Blaine was a coach at Granger and South High Schools. He was an assistant professor and served as head basketball coach and assistant basketball coach at Weber State University. He was inducted into the Utah Hall of Fame as a coach and referee. He enjoyed 25 years as a collegiate basketball referee. His greatest passions were his family, sports, officiating, and his yard.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Heart Failure team at the LDS Hospital and the caregivers of Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Burch Creek 7th Ward Chapel, 5640 South 850 East, Ogden, UT. Family and friends may call on Friday, March 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 250 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, UT, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weber State University Athletic Department, C/O Development Office, 4018 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408-4018. Interment will follow at Washington Heights Memorial Park.