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Silvio R. Ferrari

August 18, 1928 - January 29, 2024


Obituary For Silvio R. Ferrari

Age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2024, of Whitehall and Castle Shannon.

Beloved husband of 69 years to Margaret "Peg" (Scanlon) Ferrari; loving father of Patti (Jack) Kelley, Dan (Mary Jo), Mark (Robin), Keith (Alison) and Sue (Chris) Auel; proud Pappy of Shawn, Kristi (Tom), Liz (Zach), Lexi (Matt), Jason, Connor, Cara, Nick, Joey, Jenny, Kenzie and Zach; Great-GrandPappy of Charleigh and Callan; brother of Phyllis Floyd and the late Anna Quinn, Cleo Catalano and Eugene "Bud" Ferrari. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Sil served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a Seaman. He worked for 40 years in numerous beverage businesses as a Sales and Merchandise Manager. He was endlessly devoted to his loving wife and family. He was an avid golfer, loved lottery scratch-offs, was a Steelers fan and loved to dance with his beloved Peggy. Sil was the life of the party and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Saturday morning at 9:00. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at www.t2t.org.

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  • February 03, 2024

    Uncle Sil was one of a kind. He was the fun uncle every kid wished for but only some of us were blessed with. He always made us laugh and enjoy life. His pranks were his call sign. He will be sorely missed.

  • January 31, 2024

    I hold so many cherished memories of Uncle Silvey in my heart and from the many stories my dad shared over and over again as he laughed out loud as if it was the first time telling us. Uncle Sil lit every persons spirit when he entered the room with a smile and giggle so contagious you could not wait to hug him. He was special and made me feel so loved. Funny is an understatement when it comes to Uncle Sil. He made us laugh within seconds of entering mum and dads home which was nearly every day after golfing and going to Panera Bread. I can hear my dad's laughter as he lit up every time Uncle Sil would kiss him on the cheek as he did all of us. His hugs and smiles and funny facial expressions were his greatest gifts to all of us. I also had many heart to heart talks in some of my most difficult times and he would speak to me as if I were one of his own. I still carry a pocket cross he gave me when Laura was born. Uncle Silvey shared his greatest joy as he lit up in love and pride over his family and grandchildren and I loved every story shared about all of you. He made everyone feel loved and special. His greatest love Aunt Peg he cherished with all his heart and soul. I will carry him in my thoughts and I pray for all of you to keep the memories alive and laughter abundant in due time. He spoiled every one of us and until we meet him with many of life's best celebrating his homecoming I'm sure he is watching over everyone of you and smiling that wonderful happy loving smile God Bless all of you. Share the memories and feel the love he gave so generously

  • January 31, 2024

    I was one of the lucky ones who got to share his warm smile and family memories. We will all miss you Sil.