Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silliman, Clifford W. 1895-1959 Oneonta Obituary

Silliman, Clifford W. 1895-1959 Oneonta Obituary

Clifford W. Silliman

Clifford W. Silliman, 63 of 448 Main St., died February 26 in Veterans Hospital, Albany, where he has been a patient for about five months. He has been in ill health for six years.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in Bookhout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark S. M. Ray, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be later this year in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
Mr. Silliman was born in Oneonta, July 7, 1895, son of George W. and Ella Mae (Williams) Silliman. He married Velma I. Beach, Feb. 25, 1918, in Oneonta.
An auto mechanic, for 35 years he owned and operated his own garage at the rear of his residence. He had lived his entire lifetime in the City or Town of Oneonta.
He was a veteran of World War One, in which he served in France with the 52nd Pioneer infantry, and was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Lt. Col. C. Roger Silliman, with the U. S. Air Force, Gardena, Calif; George B. of San Mateo, Calif.; Richard D. of Burnt Hills, who is now employed in Caracas, Venezuela; his father, George W. Silliman, 448 Main Street, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, and several cousins. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon today until service time.

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