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Frances R.
Silfies

April 14, 1924 – August 5, 2020

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Obituary for Frances R. Silfies

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Frances R. Silfies, 96, of Charlottesville, Virginia, formerly of Bethlehem, PA passed away peacefully on August 5, 2020, while in the care of Cedars Healthcare Center, Charlottesville. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late Robert M. Silfies. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Esther (Lapp) Rice. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Upper Saucon Twp.
Fran, as she was known to her friends and family, was devoted to her family and church. A lifelong soprano, she enjoyed singing with the church choir for most of her adult life. She also served as a Sunday school teacher, quilter, and volunteer for many various church functions. She enjoyed her role as Aunt Fran to twenty-eight nieces and nephews, Gma to her five grandchildren and most recently as GiGi to her great grandson. She will be missed by her surviving family; daughters, Pamela Tomko and her husband, John F. Tomko of Earlysville, VA; Paula Anne Tomko of Palmyra, VA; grandchildren, John R. Tomko, Emily Tomko Brueck and her husband Devin, Elle Tomko, Alexandra Tomko, Chelsea Tomko and great grandson, Oliver Brueck. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Joyce; son, Jeffrey Robert; brothers, Harold and Donald Rice; sisters, Althea Adams and Gladys Bergeris.
Services: Services and burial will be held once the restrictions of COVID-19 have been lifted. Arr. by: JAMES FUNERAL HOME, Bethlehem. offer condolences at www.jamesfuneralhome.org
Contributions can be made to the” Hungry Hearts No More” backpack food program at Peace Lutheran Church which provides food to local school children and their families who are food insecure. Checks can be made out to Peace Lutheran Church with "HHNM" or "Hungry Hearts No More" on the memo line, and sent to Peace Lutheran Church, 1510 Broad Crossing Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or donate through the online link at www.plchurch.org. There is an online giving button near the top. Choose "Hungry Hearts No More" from the dropdown menu.

Services: A memorial service will be held later when the pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements entrusted to the James Funeral Home, Bethlehem, PA.

Service Information

Location
Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address
2451 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
Service Extra Info
Services: A memorial service will be held later when the pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements entrusted to the James Funeral Home, Bethlehem, PA.

Interment Information

Location
Friedensville Cemetery "Friedens Lutheran Cemetery"
Address
2451 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
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