Sylvere died May 3, 2014. She was from Bronxville, N.Y, and came to Princeton from the School of the Holy Child in Rye, N.Y., where she was valedictorian.

At Princeton, Sylvere majored in English. She was on the field hockey and track and field teams and served as an assistant editor of the Nassau Herald.

She earned a law degree at Columbia University and later received a master’s
degree in public health from Columbia. Sylvere’s legal career began at IBM. She then practiced as a partner at Bower & Gardner in New York City, and later, at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman   & Dicker in White Plains, N.Y. Sylvere had a distinguished career in medical-malpractice litigation.

She served on the board of directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and was a trustee at the School of the Holy Child. She volunteered at My Sisters’ Place, an organization for victims of domestic violence   in White Plains.

Sylvere had wit, a hearty laugh, a focused intelligence, and compassion.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to Sylvere’s brothers, Maurice, Marcus, and Llewelyn; her sister, Genevieve; and her sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Undergraduate Class of 1980