John L. Silvernale In Loving Memory May 28, 1927 - September 3, 2013 John L Silvernale, 86, passed peacefully with his family by his side on September 3, 2013. John was born May 28, 1927 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthann; his parents, Leslie and Reland (Hansen) Silvernale; and one sister, Ann Bowden, Seattle. John grew up, and was an educator in the Midwest. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Ruthann, moved to Olympia in 1986. John will be greatly missed by his four children: Jenifer Silvernale (Mark Rensel) of Olympia, John W. Silvernale (Kate) of Snohomish, Margaret Casey (Dan) of Haslett, MI, and Leslie Loew-Blosser (Will) of Minneapolis, MN; his grandchildren: Branum Jack, Rosie, Christopher and Jeanette, and great-grand- children, Benny and Isla. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held at The United Churches of Olympia on October 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia WA 94501. Donations will provide food for children in need. The family is being served by Funeral Alternatives: www.funeralalternatives.org
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Published in The Olympian on Sept. 11, 2013