Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Joseph E. Silvers, 87, 1114 Robin Road, St. Marys, died at 11:15 p.m. May 12, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys.
He was born May 11, 1922, in St. Marys to Alfred E. and Bridget M. Walsh Silvers. On Feb. 5, 1948, he married Marjorie K. Dicke, who survives.
Other survivors are, three sons, Joseph (Eileen) Silvers Jr., Glen Burnie, Md., Steve Silvers, Columbus, and Jeff (Tanya) Silvers, Friendsville, Pa.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, and a daughter-in-law.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 34 years. He was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts in St. Marys, and a member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodges, both in St. Marys, the 6th Marine Division Association and the 22nd Marine Regiment Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He graduated in 1940 from St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Private family burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the American Legion will conduct services at 7 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the Boy Scouts, the St. Marys Public Library or the Otterbein Benevolent fund.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.