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Good Shepherd UCC
Thursday January 27th, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Good Shepherd UCC
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Debra Silfies

Debra A. Silfies of Slatington passed away Sunday January 23, 2022, in her home, one day after her 68th birthday.  She was the wife of Barry L. Silfies, whom she married on September 22, 1973.   Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Jean (Brown) Wallace.   Debbie retired in 2019, working as the secretary for Good Shepherd UCC, Slatington.  Prior to that, she was the secretary for Hope UCC, Allentown from 2003-2008, and also worked as an insurance representative for Aetna Insurance from 1996-2003.   She was a member of Good Shepherd UCC, Slatington and served on the Board of Directors for the Slatington Public Library from 2017 to 2022.   For 26 years, she was the voice of the Northern Lehigh Marching Band until 2019.
In addition to her husband Barry, she is survived by a son David B. Silfies and wife Shannon of Lehighton; daughter: Emily E. and husband David C. McGinnis of Nazareth; grandchild: Calliope M. McGinnis; step-grandchildren: Caleb, Melody Bubnis; sisters: Dawn and husband Kenneth Buck of Ft Meyers, Fl, Darlene and husband Timothy Kazmierski of Emmaus; sister-in-law: Beth A. Wallace of Bethlehem; brother-in-law: Dennis C. Silfies of Bath; 3 nieces, 3 nephews, 1 great nephew.   She was predeceased by a daughter, Anne E. Silfies, brother Dana, and sister-in-law, Lynn Silfies
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Good Shepherd UCC, 3940 Mountain Road, Slatington.  Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 to 11AM at church.
Arrangements are being handled by Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debbie’s name can be made to the Slatington Public Library, 650 Main Street, Slatington PA 18080.

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To Debbies Family,It was a sincere pleasure working with Debbie on the Slatington Library Board. She always brought her knowledge and work ethic to library and volunteered for our committees and events. She will be missed tremendously. May your memories of your beloved Debbie comfort you during this difficult time. She is at peace with her Lord. Renee EvansFellow Board Member

Renee Evans Jan 26 2022 12:00 AM

It was pleasure to know you and work with you at the library Debbie and I know you are in a better place and not suffering . May God guide your family during this time of sadness rest in peace my friend.

Rosanne Pugh Jan 25 2022 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I loved chatting with Debbie, whether in the driveway or when she came for breakfast at the diner. Sending prayers and keeping you all in our thoughts. She will truly be missed.

Tara Brown Jan 24 2022 12:00 AM

Debbie, Your journey enriched the lives of all those who encountered your presence. Your love and kindness made this world a better place. Rest in Peace.David and Michele Carroll

David and Michele Carroll Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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