Obituary, Robert Ulysses Silfies

Robert Ulysses Silfies, 77, of Tullahoma, Tenn., formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 23, 2002 in his home. He was married to Jeanette (Kleckner) Silfies for 57 years.
A graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he was employed by AEDC, Tullahoma, from 1958 to 1988.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Paul H. and Helen (Fehnel) Silfies.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Tullahoma, and its choir and bell choir.
A Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 43, Tullahoma.
He was a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers, Lehigh University Alumni Association, USS Franklin CV-13 Museum Association and the 704 Club.
He was a volunteer for the Senior Citizen Center, Tullahoma, delivering Meals on Wheels.
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Joan Silfies O’Neil of Harmony Township, N.J., Jean of Fayetteville, Tenn., Jane Silfies Hay of Lebanon, Tenn.; sister, Ida Derrick of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren.
Services: memorial, 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Contributions: To the church, Hospital Home Health & Hospice, Fayetteville, or American Cancer Society.

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