June 12, 1945 - April 26, 2018
A Brother, An Uncle, A Cousin . . . Sylvester Moore, Jr. was born June 12, 1945 to the union of Paralee and Sylvester Moore, Sr., both of whom preceded him in death. He was the fourth of seven children. Three of his siblings, Melvin, Gloria Dean, and Lee Alphonso preceded him in death. Sylvester was known to some as Buster and to many as Syl. Syl was baptized at an early age at Northern Missionary Baptist Church. He was educated in the St. Louis Public School System where he attended Sumner High School. In February 1963, Syl enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division and Combat Service in Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge in February 1966. Syl resumed his education by attending Washington University in St. Louis. In 1975, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He furthered his education by pursuing a Master's in Urban/Public Administration. While pursuing his education, he met Katherine Rogers. Syl and Katherine were married, and to this union no children were born. Syl began his professional life in the St. Louis Public School System where he served as the Director/Coordinator at Washington Community School from 1976 - 1981. One of his accomplishments was he worked with and received funding from the Danforth Foundation to implement and operate a special child care program at Washington Community School. Another accomplishment was the erection of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue that stands in the City of St. Louis' Fountain Park. Syl was selected for the National Urban Fellowship (NUF) at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and Chicago, IL from 1981-82. The NUF was a Leadership program for mid-career, proven successful urban/public administrators. This was an interdisciplinary Master's Degree program in Urban Administration. His assignment was as Special Assistant to then, Illinois State Senator, Dawn Clark Netsch, 13th District in Chicago. Ms. Netsch later served as controller for the State of Illinois, and was then the Democratic Candidate for Governor in 1992. Later, Syl was the proprietor of West Belle Market and Deli which operated from 1982 -1991. He operated as a contractor/sign painter from 1991 - 1998 working with his cousin, Joe Cole. He loved the family reunions, going to the casinos, playing tennis and sipping Taylor Port. He leaves to cherish: one devoted sister ~ Maggie Strong (Andrew); two brothers ~ Kenneth Moore and Bobby Moore (Erthalyne); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who truly loved and respected him.
A Brother, An Uncle, A Cousin . . . Sylvester Moore, Jr. was born June 12, 1945 to the union of Paralee and Sylvester Moore, Sr., both of whom preceded him in death. He was the fourth of seven children. Three of his siblings, Melvin, Gloria Dean,... View Obituary & Service Information
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