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Sylvan J. Sullwold

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Sylvan Joseph Sullwold died June 17, 2005, in South Lake Tahoe at the age of 26. He was born Feb. 5, 1979, in Truckee, Calif.

He spent his childhood in Los Angeles and South Lake Tahoe, where he attended high school. Later, he went to Florida where he sailed luxury yachts along the Eastern Seaboard from New England to the Virgin Islands. He lived for a summer in New York at the Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, where he witnessed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. After coming back to the Pacific Coast he worked on an oil spill clean-up boat in the Santa Barbara Channel and attended a nautical training program that qualified him for his captains license.

Sylvan was a talented artist and loved to draw. He was locally known for his comic book art. He also liked music and often played guitar and sang for the fares in his taxicab. He had a great love of the outdoors and was an avid hiker. Sylvan had many friends on the South Shore and across the country. He will be remembered for his generosity, love of family, and caring heart. He will be greatly missed.

Sylvan is survived by his parents, Tom and Serina Sullwold of Meyers, Calif.; sister, Danisha of Santa Maria, Calif.; brother, Elias of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; grandfather, Robert Sotto of Everett, Wash.; grandmother, Patra Celado of South Lake Tahoe; uncle and aunt, Loring and Charisse Young; uncle, Dominique Celado; cousins, Adam Fisher and Forrest and Karina Young, all of South Lake Tahoe; aunt and uncle, Carole and Mike Mulholland of Reno, Nev.; cousins, Erin Mulholland of Reno and Julie Mulholland of Los Angeles; uncle, Mark Sotto of Everett; great-aunt, Billie Ann of Los Angeles; aunt and uncle, Julie and Paul Hernandez; and cousins, Lauren and Alexandra Hernandez, all of Palos Verdes, Calif.

Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. July 23 at Kahle Community Park, 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline.

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