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John A. Silvi

Passed away on September 7th 2019

John was born on March 26th 1957 in Trenton NJ, the son of the late John and Rita (DeLucca) Silvi and loving husband of Elaine (Zear) and father of Ofc. Christopher Silvi of the City of Hutchins Police Department. He was the beloved brother of Silvio, Anthony and Jerry Silvi and sister-in-laws Barbara, Ann and Jane. He is survived by his brother-in-law Tommy and Sara Zear, and sister-in-law Stella Zear. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

John grew up in Tullytown, PA, graduated from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in 1975, attended Admiral Farragut Naval Academy from 1971 – 1973 and was a published author in 2004 of “The Death of Affirmative Action”, a proposed model for the candidate selection process into law school.
Throughout his life, John pursued his passion of creating a better model for the candidate selection process into law school. He worked tirelessly with multiple parties and agencies addressing the issues surrounding the candidate selection process. We hope his efforts will be recognized one day and the model becomes a reality.

John was the eldest of 4 brothers and when his father passed away at the young age of 51, he left Clarion State University and returned home to care for his mother and siblings along with running the family business. John grew up in a small town with many aunts, uncles and cousins close by who supported each other during good and bad times. He was sorely missed by family when he relocated to Texas with his employer Mobil Oil in the 1980’s.
John loved the Jersey shore and spent many early years walking the boardwalk and beach of Seaside Heights NJ. He loved the water and spent time fishing, crabbing and swimming in the ocean and while in Texas enjoyed spending time with the horses and the family pets.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation gathering on Saturday September 14th from 12 – 2 pm at the Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas TX 75232 .

Friends and family are also invited to a memorial mass being held on Friday September 27th at 4:30 pm at St. Vincent Pallotti Chapel at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, 5552 Rte. 70, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Wellborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219 would be appreciated by his family.

Phone: 215-543-9339