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In Memory of

George Edward Siladie

September 30, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


George Edward Siladie, 87, passed away peacefully in St. Petersburg on September 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty and is survived by his sister Jennie Clements (Ohio) and brother-in-law Bert Verwey (Canada). He was a dedicated father to two sons; Michael Siladie (Jeanette) and Mark Siladie (Carole) and daughter, Deborah Siladie. He loved his beautiful five granddaughters Alyssa Siladie, Jenna Siladie, Renée Little, Rochelle Colburn (Casey), and Cristina Jablonskis (Ian), and enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren Isaac, Cecily and Liam. He will be remembered...

George Edward Siladie, 87, passed away peacefully in St. Petersburg on September 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty and is survived by his sister Jennie Clements (Ohio) and brother-in-law Bert Verwey (Canada). He was a dedicated father to two sons; Michael Siladie (Jeanette) and Mark Siladie (Carole) and daughter, Deborah Siladie. He loved his beautiful five granddaughters Alyssa Siladie, Jenna Siladie, Renée Little, Rochelle Colburn (Casey), and Cristina Jablonskis (Ian), and enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren Isaac, Cecily and Liam. He will be remembered for his talent of telling his great stories about life, which he especially loved to share with his many nieces and nephews. George was a supportive and helpful friend to his neighbors and extended family members.

Born in Akron, Ohio, George served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Biology. He worked as an Insurance Sales Agent for Bankers Life & Casualty in Akron, Ohio. Using his undergraduate degree in Science, he was accepted at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued working for Bankers Life and was promoted to upper Management. Shortly after moving with his family to St. Petersburg in 1972, he started Security Life & Casualty Insurance Agency.

George loved his boats and deep-sea fishing. He earned his Coast Guard Captain's license, which abled him to start his own private charter company Sea Lady Charters, Inc. He also designed and made custom line reels which he enjoyed making for his family and friends. He was a certified Ham Radio Operator and was the liaison for the Flying Start Program for the Albert Whitted Preservation Society in St. Petersburg.

He was a long-time member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Akron, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida serving as an usher and enjoyed helping his son Michael lead the singing of Hymns on Sundays.

A gathering will be held from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232 with Interment to immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Apostolic Christian Church of Sarasota.