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Sylvester Pei “Joko” Goaneh

Sunrise: July 29, 1959
Sunset: November 13, 2019

The Goaneh, Nylander, Zawolo, Woods, Johnson, Raynes, Howard, Vanderpuye, and Harris families regret to announce the home going of Sylvester Pei Goaneh also known as Joko after a period of several medical challenges. This sad event occurred on Wednesday, November 13th 2019 at home in Bowie, Maryland. Sylvester was born unto the union of Alfred P. Goaneh and Cecilia Nylander Goaneh in Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia on July 29, 1959.

Sylvester, is survived by his son, Ricky Goaneh; his mother, Cecilia Nylander Goaneh; his siblings, Alfreda Goaneh, Ophelia Ratcliffe, Gloria King (E. George) Priscilla Howard (J. Galakpai), Eunice Harris (Alvin), Gregory Goaneh, Julius Goaneh, Juliette Vanderpuye (Augustus), Christine Kou Johnson, Legend Goaneh and Nancy Caesar (Ezekiel). His father, Alfred P. Goaneh and brother, Emmanuel Goaneh predeceased him. His brother Edwin Goaneh transitioned on November 17, 2019 in Liberia. He is also survived by his uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.

Funeral Service for Sylvester will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am viewing and 10:00 Funeral Service at the
First Alliance Church
14500 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Maryland National Cemetery
13300 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

First Alliance Church

Eunice Harris 301-641-8987
Alvin Harris 202-263-9070
Cecilia Goaneh 301-596-6634
Julius Goaneh 443-250-7596
Ophelia Ratcliffe 602-341-7709
Priscilla Howard 313-303-5089
J. Galakpai Howard 734-223-9269
Juliette Vanderpuye 469-443-2910
Gloria King 347-598-4122
Isaac Zawolo Jr. 301-728-1210