In memory of
Willard R. Silfies
In memory of
Willard R. Silfies
Willard R. Silfies, 89, of Palmerton, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital – Lehighton Campus. Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Laura A. (Marsh) Silfies. Willard honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. As a young boy, he grew up helping his father with the local family coal delivery business, which led to a successful career as a self-employed truck driver. Prior to retiring, Willard was employed as a mechanic for his brother-in-law, Lamar K. Haas. He was a member of Zion's Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville, Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post 899, Walnutport, and a fifty-year-member of Manoquesy Lodge No. 413 F. & A.M., Bath. Willard loved boating and snowmobiling, and enjoyed playing cards with family. Survivors: Willard will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Linda Hummel and Glenn Silfies and his companion, Debra, both of Palmerton; four grandchildren, Shane Hummel and his wife, Heather, Laura Gardner and her husband, Brad, Tiffany and Jacob Silfies; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Carson, Carter and Sage; six sisters, Betty Walk, Evelyn Snyder, Ellen Derhammer and her husband, Lester, Alice Pagotto and her husband, Terry, all of Moore Township, Joan Eckert of Northampton, and Jean McKittrick and her husband, Brian, of Catasauqua; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his former wife, Mae (Heffelfinger) Silfies, he was predeceased by a son, Willard R. Silfies, Jr.; two brothers, Forrest T. and Charles A. Silfies; and three sisters, Claire Haas, Arlene Eberwein, and Althea Kershner; son-in-law, Kenneth J. Hummel. Services: A celebration of life service will be announced at a later time when it is safe to gather. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Center For Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming Street, Allentown, PA 18103, and/or the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
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In memory of
Willard R. Silfies
Willard R. Silfies, 89, of Palmerton, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital – Lehighton Campus. Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Laura A. (Marsh) Silfies. Willard honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. As a young boy, he grew up helping his father with the local family coal delivery business, which led to a successful career as a self-employed truck driver. Prior to retiring, Willard was employed as a mechanic for his brother-in-law, Lamar K. Haas. He was a member of Zion's Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville, Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post 899, Walnutport, and a fifty-year-member of Manoquesy Lodge No. 413 F. & A.M., Bath. Willard loved boating and snowmobiling, and enjoyed playing cards with family. Survivors: Willard will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Linda Hummel and Glenn Silfies and his companion, Debra, both of Palmerton; four grandchildren, Shane Hummel and his wife, Heather, Laura Gardner and her husband, Brad, Tiffany and Jacob Silfies; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Carson, Carter and Sage; six sisters, Betty Walk, Evelyn Snyder, Ellen Derhammer and her husband, Lester, Alice Pagotto and her husband, Terry, all of Moore Township, Joan Eckert of Northampton, and Jean McKittrick and her husband, Brian, of Catasauqua; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his former wife, Mae (Heffelfinger) Silfies, he was predeceased by a son, Willard R. Silfies, Jr.; two brothers, Forrest T. and Charles A. Silfies; and three sisters, Claire Haas, Arlene Eberwein, and Althea Kershner; son-in-law, Kenneth J. Hummel. Services: A celebration of life service will be announced at a later time when it is safe to gather. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Center For Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming Street, Allentown, PA 18103, and/or the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
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