Delores J. "Dolly" Silsby, 83, of Bolivar Drive, Bradford, passed away on Friday (April 5, 2013) at the Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
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She was born on July 1, 1929, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Martin and Olive Childs Swanson. On Jan. 12, 1956, in Carrollton, N.Y., she married Richard A. "Dick" Silsby, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2004.
Mrs. Silsby attended Grace Lutheran Church, Bradford Foursquare Gospel Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Derrick City. She was employed by Zippo Manufacturing Co.; retiring in 1985 after 25 years of service.
She loved to travel and spend time with her family; she also enjoyed going out to eat with friends and family and sitting in her gazebo at home. She will be remembered as a good neighbor to other people and animals.
She is survived by one son, Chester (Anne) Kraft of Bradford; two daughters, Esther (Lea) Wolfe of Abilene, Texas, and Cindy (James) Pais of Bradford; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Conklin of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and LaMurr Swanson.
At her request there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 6 to Apr. 12, 2013