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SILSBY, Katherine I.

SILSBY - Katherine I. of Kenmore, New York, passed away Wednesday May 2, 2012 at her home.
Mrs. Silsby was born in Middleport, NY on September 16, 1921, daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie (Zent) White. She and her husband Robert W. Silsby were married June 26, 1943 and she has lived in Kenmore since l952. Mrs. Silsby was employed by the Kenmore School System as a teacher's aide retiring in l990 after 23 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Kenmore, and was a member of the Neuman Guild of the church and she was also a member of the Erie County Red Cross. She enjoyed her family, traveling and she enjoyed knitting hats for charity and she distributed them around the world. On Mrs. Silsby's 75th birthday she and her husband, Robert, traveled to Moscow; on her 76th birthday they traveled to Bejing, China and on their 55th Wedding Anniversary they went on a walking tour of Tuscany, traveling 10 miles a day. She was predeceased by her siblings Betty Holahan, Margaret Bixler, Frank White and Grace Schiffert. She is survived by her husband Robert W. Silsby; four children John (Robin) Silsby of Connecticut, Mary (Sam) Vitello of Lockport, Susan Hedges of Middleport and Kenmore and Charles (Geneva) Silsby of Lockport; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. Friends and relatives are invited to attend her funeral service on Monday at 11:00 Am at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Stephen's Church, 21 Vernon Street, Middleport, NY., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Fawls. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. Memorials to the American Red Cross would be appreciated by the family. Visit to sign guest register.

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