BEVERLY — Carrol J. Sylvanowicz “Butch,” 66, died unexpectedly while riding his beloved Harley Road King on Tuesday, October 16, in North Andover. He is the loving husband of Cheryl (Sands) Sylvanowicz, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Salem, he is son of Bertha E. (Millett) Sylvanowicz of Beverly and the late Charles Sylvanowicz.
Carrol grew up in Peabody and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Class of 1964. He then attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston for Electrical Engineering. Carrol was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Chukawan. For 38 years, Carrol was employed as a Senior Packaging Engineer at Microsemi in Lawrence. His proudest achievement was playing a key role in bringing home the Apollo 13 NASA Crew. He was scheduled to retire soon and was hoping to enjoy his time riding around New England.
Carrol enjoyed skiing, golfing, and bowling. He also enjoyed games, vinyl records and Cheez -Its. Carrol loved spending time with his family, and helping his grandchildren with their science projects. He will fondly be remembered as “Mr. Fix It,” his Mary Poppins laugh, and his Christmas Spirit. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Carrol left us doing what he loved, and he rode his Harley up to Heaven.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Steven J. Sylvanowicz and his wife Peggy of Peabody, Christopher J. Sylvanowicz and his fiancée Anita Costa of Danvers; one daughter, Michelle E. Sylvanowicz and her partner Nathaniel Hammer of Beverly; seven grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Natalie, Izabella, Taelyn, Tyler and Tori; one sister, Donna Drinkwater of Manchester, N.H.; nephew, Derek Drinkwater and his wife Liz of Peabody; a grandniece Emelia; and brother-in-law, George Sands of Salem, along with many cousins and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint James Parish, 161 Federal Street, Salem, on Monday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly Location) on Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Carrol’s Memory to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, #201, Boston, MA 02114. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.