Ricky Jay Sylva, 60, of Grafton, Valley Falls Community passed away on Thursday June 24, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born July 7, 1960, son of the late Carroll Sylva Sr. and is survived by his mother Imogene (Myers) Sylva. He was married to Janet Slaton on July 8, 1977, spending forty -three years together.
Rick attended Grafton High School, was employed at Fourco Glass for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting, watching NASCAR races with Jeff Gordan as his favorite driver. He enjoyed watching football and baseball, with his favorite teams being the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the West Virginia Mountaineers, He loved his family and loved all the special time they spent together.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Ricky J. Sylva, Jr. ( Michelle) Grafton, Daniel R. Sylva (Lanessa) Fairmont, four daughters, Megan Sylva Grafton, Jessica McMaster (Davy) Grafton, Amber Sylva, Fairmont, Kashia Sylva, Grafton, eleven grandchildren, Jaylon, Isaiah, Tationia, Keara, Caiden, Ricky lll, Josiah, Joclyn, Amara, Rylan, Alayiah, one brother, Carroll “Pete” Sylva.
Friends may call for visitation held at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Saturday June 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his funeral care fund on his memorial site. Online condolences can be sent to the Sylva family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sylva family.
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