Sylvester (Syl) H. Svec

Sylvester (Syl) H. Svec, of Richmond, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020, at the age of 87.

Syl was born in 1933 in Kendleton, TX, to Joe and Matilda Svec. He proudly served in the Air Force at a young age. He went on to build a successful career in liquor sales. He also enjoyed 50 plus years of farming and ranching in both Shiner and East Bernard. He never met a stranger and he had a knack for making people laugh and feeling good just being in his presence.

He married the love of his life, Mary Ann. Together they travelled, worked and shared in their love and joy of farming and ranching, all while raising their daughter, Amanda.

Syl is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Mary Ann; daughter, Amanda Schulze and her husband, Kevin, along with his two grandsons, Jerrod and Joshua Schulze, whom he was so proud of and loved! He is also survived by his sister, Leona Zella, as well as numerous nephews and nieces, along with other family members.

Syl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lawrence; and sister, Florence.

The family wishes to thank the staff at OakBend Hospital, Encompass Health Rehab Hospital, and Harbor Hospice for their care and compassion.

Condolence messages may be written for the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

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