Memorial Wall 2018

Steve Stevenson, died 03/17/2018 at the age of 38, in TX

Steve was a man of God, loving husband and friend as well as an amazing music educator.  He was born and raised in East Texas, found the love of his life in college at Texas State University and was happily married for eight years.  He was a band director in San Antonio and influenced kid’s lives all over the nation through music.  He lost his battle with diabetes which led to other health complications.  It was a part of him, but did not define him.  His love for faith, family and music made him who he was.


Paul Frederick Sylvester, died 04/17/2018 at the age of 67, in WI

Mr. Paul Frederick Sylvester, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away at age 67 on April 24, 2018 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born on March 30, 1951 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to the late Charlotte Butler and the late Walter Sylvester, Paul grew up in both Plover and Kimberly. 

After graduating from Kimberly High School, Paul attended UW-Green Bay for undergraduate work and UW Oshkosh for graduate school. He was a Credit Union Examiner at the State of Wisconsin for almost 30 years, retiring in 2009. 

Paul married Charisse (Tripp) in 1979 and was happily married until his death. He is survived by his wife, his son, Bob (partner J.P. Nichols); daughters, Colleen Detloff and AnnaClaire Sylvester; and brothers, George (Norma) Sylvester, and Don (Catherine Bloomer) Sylvester. He also leaves behind his adored cat, Annie. 

In addition to being a news-junkie, Paul loved walking in nature, local music and theatre, reading, and helping where he saw need. He was a member of both the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton and the White Star Psychic Science Church. He volunteered for the Historic Central Neighborhood Appleton and Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments (G-PACT). 

His family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth’s hospital for their efforts to maintain Paul’s health over the last few years (as well as St. Elizabeth’s cafeteria, which became one of his favorite places to eat). Those who wish to may donate in Paul's name to G-PACT. 

Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 Philip Lane, officiated by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg, on Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 


Nicole Roberts, died 06/19/2018 at the age of 30, in KS.

Nicole Roberts (January 4, 1988 - June 19, 2018) passed away this morning.  

"Our beautiful girl passed away this morning at 1:04am. She heard all the goodbyes, and then this warrior slipped away. Nicole is now free of pain, wheelchair, tubes and doctor visits. She's missed by so many, loved by all. We love you Nicole... no more pain."

She was a wonderful friend, advocate for GP, and such a positive person.  I was lucky enough to be her friend.  I'm still in shock about the news.  I did want to share some things she posted on her profile, in case you didn't know her, to give you an idea of the kind of person she was.

"Hello! A little bit about me...I'm an animal, Green Bay Packer, Kansas Jayhawks, and Keith Urban lover. I've been in the veterinary field for 10 years and it's a passion of mine. I will yell and scream whether my team is winning or losing. I've been to 29 concerts of Keith Urban's and will be making #30 in October 2016. I have the most amazing husband with two beautiful four-legged children. The three of them complete my life!"

Her favorite quotes,

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

“A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” 

“Doctors are great--as long as you don't need them.”

May she walk among the stars and may her family and friends find peace


Yvette Maynes, died 09/08/2018 at the age of 72, in CT

Yvette C. (Pariseau) Maynes, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Yvette was born Sept. 6, 1946, in Rockville, the daughter of the late Richard and Helen (Dureiko) Pariseau. She will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress and creative craftswoman offering her items at major craft shows throughout Connecticut. She enjoyed the outdoors and tending to her numerous flower and vegetable gardens.

Yvette is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Maynes; her children, Garret of Lebanon, and Shelly and Darren of Manchester; her brother, Dane Pariseau and his wife, Mary, of Vernon; and her sister, Carol Blais of Oregon; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Justus, and Silas; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Michael, Christopher, and Richard Pariseau; and her niece, Valerie Blais.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family for a celebration of her life Monday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wickham Park in the Log Cabin, 1329 West Middle Tpke., Manchester. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Yvette's memory may be made to G-PACT (Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc.)