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Joseph K. Silbaugh

Silbaugh, Joseph K. "Joe" Age 93, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2012, formerly of Dayton, OH, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was born October 14, 1919 in Delavan, WI. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Blackburn) Silbaugh, whom he married June 19, 1943; loving father of Bonnie (Thomas) Grossman of Bolingbrook, IL, Donna (Craig) Smith of Xenia, OH, Sandra (Edward) Picardi of Sturgis, SD and Cindy (John) Nixdorf of Naperville; adored grandfather of Joseph Grossman, Ann (Pastor Chet) Evans and Jennifer (Jeremy) Witte, April (Devin) Sadowski, Kirk Smith and Derek Smith, John George (Beth) Nixdorf, Sarah Nixdorf, Abigail (Nathan) Moore, Samuel Nixdorf and Joshua Nixdorf; cherished great-grandfather of Josiah, Matthew, Luke, Jason, Nathaniel and Mira; devoted son of the late Asher and Mollie Silbaugh; fond uncle of many. Joseph served with the U.S. Army Air Force in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Following his discharge from the military, he worked for the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic, later for National Cash Register, Dayton, OH as a technician and most recently as an auto mechanic for Sears Automotive, retiring at age 80. Joseph was a member of North Riverdale Grace Brethren Church, Dayton, OH and was a Master Mason with the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio. He enjoyed bicycles and bike riding and was a ham radio enthusiast (Call #W8NGR). Visitation Friday, July 5, 9:00 11:30 A.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. Funeral Services will follow Friday, 11:30 A.M. in the funeral home with Pastor Chet Evans officiating. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: AdoptaPlatoon, P.O. Box #1846, Merrifield, VA 21741, www.adoptaplatoon.org For info (630)355-0213 www.friedrich-jones.com
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Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 South Mill Street Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-0213

Published in Naperville Sun on July 3, 2013
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