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Sliwa - John F. 98, of Naples, FL, passed away on July 14, 2017. He was born in Buffalo, NY, the second of 10 children to John F. and Agnes Lysiak Sliwa. John served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years in WW II (Pacific Theater) as a Staff Sergeant. He retired from U.S. Customs as an Inspector in 1979. John was also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Niagara Falls, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Sophia (Tomcyak) and a son Michael Sliwa. John is survived by his children: Thomas J. (Christine) Sliwa and David (Patricia) Sliwa, all of Naples, FL and Susan Foley of Sieverville, TN; sisters Jean (Louis) DiCarlos and Joan (Albert) Serbinowski, all of Boston, NY; one grandson Aaron (Sharon) Mentkowski; two step-grandsons Todd Searles and David Searles and three great-grandchildren: Robby, Jacob and Brady of Amherst, NY. Burial will take place at Naples Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to AVOW Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.