PRINGLE — Winfield Frank Silsby Jr., 69, of Pringle, passed away on June 26, 2014, at the Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1944, in Nathalei, Virginia, and lived in Pringle for the last 53 years. He was a son of the late Winfield Frank Sr. and Ann Jones Silsby.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1962 to 1966 on the USCGC Mackinac WAVP-371. For the past 30 years, he was employed by Wilkes-Barre Truck Center, where he regarded his co-workers as family. He was a member of Wyoming Avenue Christian Church and NEPA Coast Guard Veterans.
Frank was a devoted and loving husband and father and a thoughtful and caring brother and uncle. He was never too busy to help with a problem, tell a joke, share his considerable wisdom or just listen. He enjoyed experimenting with new ideas, collecting, fixing things and spending time with family and friends.
He will be deeply and sadly missed by all those he held dear.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Agnes Rood Silsby; his son, Frank; and his grandson, Daniel. Also surviving are his sisters, Joann Silsby Clark, Huddleston, Virginia, Donna Silsby Williams, Wilkes-Barre; his brother, Charles Silsby, Dallas; six nephews and a niece.
The family thanks the caring and kind staff at Celtic Hospice of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre who showed compassion and courtesy throughout Frank's stay there.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville. Viewing for family and friends will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219