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Elwood P. Silfies

December 23, 1933 — February 10, 2023

Elwood P. Silfies, 89, of Bethlehem, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2023. He was the cherished and beloved husband of the late Dianne M. (Laub) Silfies for 64 years.

Born in Chapman, PA, he is the son of Speener S. Silfies and Cecelia (Haftl) Silfies.

After graduating from Pen Argyl High School, he served in the United States Army in the Korean War. He attended Keystone Junior College and Lehigh University and spent his career of 30 years at Mack Trucks retiring in 1986. A long-term member of the Church of the Manger he enjoyed numerous roles, especially the care and maintenance of the church and grounds.

He will always live in the heart of his family; son, Scott Silfies and his wife Mary; grandsons, Jeremy and Bradley Silfies and great grandson, Aiden Silfies, all of Little Rock AR; daughter, Lisa Sankovsky and her husband, Eric, of Bethlehem, granddaughter, Whitney Sankovsky, of Costa Rico; granddaughter, Lindsay Burke and her husband, Ryan and great-grandson, Maxwell Burke, of Bethlehem; sister-in-laws. Marianne Laub, of Laurys Station and Maria Laub, of Pen Argyl.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Silfies, brother-in-law, Armand Laub and daughter-in-law, Nancy Silfies.

A visitation will be held at the Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St, Bethlehem on Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial immediately following the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bath.

Contributions may be made to Family Pillars Hospice, 3910 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
3175 Valley View Drive
Bath PA 18014

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA 18018

Funeral Service
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA 18018

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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