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Obituaries

June 11, 2014

Melvin Sillman Jr.

Melvin Alvin Sillman Jr., 81, of Fairview, died Sunday (June 8, 2014) at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born May 29, 1933, in Fairmont, the son of the late Melvin Alvin Sillman Sr. and Pearl Hensley Sillman.

He is survived by two daughters and a son, Michelle Marie Sillman of Fairmont, David Alvin Sillman of Carolina and Virginia “Jenny” Johnston and spouse Charles of Warrenton, Virginia; six grandchildren, Michael Sillman and spouse Cristy and their three kids, Cody, J.R. and Gracie; Tiffany Drake and spouse Bryan of Farmington, Justin Stull of Worthington, Tyler Sillman of Fairview, and Olivia and Madison Sillman of Mannington; a sister, Mary Ellen, and a sister-in-law, Judy Sillman, both of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Sillman, on Oct. 29, 1997; a son, Danny Sillman, on Feb. 6, 2014; and a brother, William Sillman.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean conflict. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem mine at Barrackville. He was Protestant by faith. He was deputy chief of Marion County Police Reserves and one of the founders of the Marion County Junior Police, an organization for children. His passion was fishing, hunting, spending time in the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time at the Worthington Fire Station as an “unofficial” member.

Melvin chose cremation as his final disposition. There will be no viewing; however, family will receive friends for visitation at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, from 6-9 p.m. today. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Wesley Dobbs officiating.

Melvin’s cremains will be interred at a private ceremony at Grandview Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family.

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