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Andrew Page Sylvia

June 3, 2008

Kill Devil Hills- On Tuesday June 3, 2008, in Nags Head, Andrew Page Sylvia entered into eternal glory after a valiant battle with illness.  Andrew was born March 20, 1973 in Henrico County, Virginia. He graduated from Douglas Southall Freeman High School and went on attend Ferum University and Longwood College, and also Virginia Commonwealth University.

Andrew married his soul mate Melanie and relocated to the Outer Banks eleven years ago where they were raising their three children Tyler, Trenton, and Berkley.  After arriving, Andrew began working toward his dream of owning his own business.  He launched a painting company- Personal Touch Painting of Kill Devil Hills which he ran successfully with his wife by his side.

A devoted husband and dad, Andrew loved spending family time with the children.  In his spare time, he loved fishing, enjoying the beach, and hanging out with friends.  Andrew’s special kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.

Left to cherish the memory of Andrew Sylvia is his wife Melanie J. Sylvia, his two sons Tyler Drew Sylvia and Trenton Bradley Sylvia, and his daughter Berkley Elizabeth Sylvia  all of the Kill Devil Hills residence; his parents James Edward Sylvia Sr. of Richmond, and Patricia Sylvia of Kitty Hawk; his two brothers James Edward Sylvia, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Kill Devil Hills, and Joseph Fahed Sylvia of Hampstead, North Carolina; one niece Marley Page Sylvia of Hampstead; three nephews, James Hampton Sylvia, and Parker John Sylvia both of Kill Devil Hills and Joseph Burnett Sylvia of Hampstead, and a host of extended family members and dear friends.

In accordance with Andrew’s wishes, a memorial service will be held Friday June 6, 2008 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, 803 Kitty Hawk Road at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Reverend John Check and Reverend Brad Bradshaw will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial tributes in Andrew’s honor be forwarded to the American Cancer Society. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the on-line register at