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Byron K. Silbanuz

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Byron K. Silbanuz

AGE: 25 • North Brunswick

Byron Keala Silbanuz, of North Brunswick, NJ, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. He was 25. Born in Honolulu Hawaii, he lived in Pohnpei Micronesia before moving to New Jersey 3 years ago. Byron graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 2010, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He is the first citizen of the Federal States of Micronesia to graduate from the Naval Academy. While attending the Academy, Byron made the Commandant's List, the Dean's List, and the Superintendent's List for academic achievement. He also received an award for his capability in combating cyber warfare. He was a programmer for the law firm of Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP in New Brunswick for the past 3 years. During his time at the firm, Byron volunteered his time tutoring New Brunswick students, setting up musical stairs for the New Brunswick Holiday season, and for various other community and firm sponsored causes. Byron had many interests, which included salsa dancing, playing guitar, sports, scuba diving, and learning new languages.

Surviving are his parents, Bernard Vishan Mendis of Waianae, Hawaii and Phyllis Erwin Silbanuz of Kolonia Pohnpei, Micronesia and his brother, Brandon Silbanuz.

Friends and relatives may call on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St. - at Riva Avenue in Milltown with a service at 4:30 pm. Burial will be in Pohnpei Micronesia. You may sign the "obituary" email "guestbook" at

Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014
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