Jack served his country honorably as a member of the US Air Force with whom he served as an instructor at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene Silva; Children: Maria, Eric, Katrina, Matthew (Maya), Nicholas (Andrea), and Peter; grandchildren, Kyle, Evan, Kaitlyn, Abby, Amelia, Jadzia, and Ian; great-grandson, Gabriel. He’s also survived by his brother, Joseph Silva (Pam) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 11am at St. John Chrysostom Church (617 S. Providence Rd. Wallingford, Pa). Friends and family are invited to come in church from 9:30-10:45. Burial will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, any donations be made in his name to the Seamen’s Church (https://seamenschurch.org/ways), or The Kent County Waterman’s Association (Contributions go to college funding. Make checks payable to “Kent County Waterman’s Association” 6645 Rock Hall Rd, Rock Hall MD 21661), or a worthy charity of your choosing. Thank you.