Sylvester Schaefer, 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., died Jan. 20, 2007, at his home.
Syl was born in Louisville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, flying many missions in the South Pacific campaign. He moved with his children to Miami, Fla., in 1953.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ann of Lake Wales; son Nicholas of Lake Wales; daughters Victoria and her husband David of Craig and Judith of Alva, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Lake Wales. Services were held at the Marion Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionelsonfuneralhome.com.