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File #: 0051X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To honor, recognize and celebrate the life of Sylvester Sowell and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor, recognize and celebrate the life of Sylvester Sowell and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

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WHEREAS, the members of Columbus City Council extend this resolution of expression in honor of the life and service of Sylvester Sowell who peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Sylvester Sowell was born on July 22, 1934 - he is a native of Athens, Alabama as the only child of Louis and Mary Sowell - he received his education from Cincinnati public schools, graduating from Woodward High School in 1952; and

WHEREAS, Sylvester continued his education at The Ohio State University, where he met, fell in love with and later married, Christine Viola Cunningham on July 21, 1956 - They shared over 60 wonderful years together in marriage - Sylvester also served two years in the United States Army Chemical Corps; and

WHEREAS, After his honorable discharge, Sylvester began a career of service - he was a member of the Merry Makers Club, Inc. and he was employed by the Battelle Memorial Institute - During his thirty-four years of service at Battelle, he was a major contributor to three U.S. Patents and received numerous awards for his expertise in polymer synthesis and biodegradable technology; and

WHEREAS, Sylvester Sowell will be missed - Sylvester is preceded in death by his loving wife Christine - He is survived by daughter Darlene Sowell; son Kevin (Terrie) Sowell; granddaughter Lauren (Jarrett) Tufts; grandson Vincent Sowell; great-grandsons Jaxon and Jarrett Tufts Jr.; daughter-in-law Vanessa Sowell; and a host of cousins, extended family, and a host of relatives and dear friends; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That this Council does hereby honor, recognize and celebrate the life of Sylvester Sowell and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passi...

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